The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) makes every effort to ensure the students of our province are provided with the safest educational experience possible and in doing so partners with local police forces for various safety-focused initiatives.
This memo is to advise you that throughout the month of April, the NLESD will be partnering with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) to focus on student transportation (busing) efforts on the Northeast Avalon. Police will be monitoring vehicle/bus activity and will focus on traffic violations including (but not limited to): speeding; passing a school bus when the stop sign is deployed; distracted driving (texting/phone etc…) ; and other offenses under the Highway Traffic Act.
During this initiative it is possible that your child’s school bus may be closely monitored by a police officer and/or a police vehicle. If you should notice a police presence near your child’s bus, we urge you to not share via social media, as it may impact the ability of the RNC to get an accurate picture of typical school bus interaction with traffic.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school administration.
Thank you for your cooperation.