Transport sorted for special needs students

The transport needs of the Western Bay's special needs students are now being catered for, six months after new taxi providers were introduced.


Barrie Wickens, principal of Kaka Street Special School, said problems at the start of the year, with taxi company Alert Taxis, including students not being picked up or dropped home too early or late, had been addressed by monthly meetings with the company.


He said it was now providing "a good level or service" for the 10 students on its books.


He said the school had no problems with Go Bus - its long-standing provider that transported 40 of the school's 64 students. Otumoetai College principal Dave Randell said when the taxi service providers changed there were some issues where students were late to school but things were now "running quite smoothly".


- Bay of Plenty Times

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