By Tim Leeds
The Havre Public Schools Board of Trustees was presented with a report on the history of rural bus routes in the district at the board meeting Tuesday night.
The report, compiled by District Transportation Director Ginger Zanto, details how rural bus routes have changed over the last 30 years. It also explains why changes were made and how the decisions to change the routes were made.
Superintendent Kirk Miller said that the rural routes need to be adjusted continually as new students are added to the routes and students leave the routes. He said the routes have to be carefully planned to give easiest access to the most passengers, and also to take in safety considerations for the buses on rural roads.
Miller said the document will give easy reference to past decisions on the routes. He said it will make it easier to understand why the routes currently run as they do.
Board member Teresa Miller complimented Zanto on the work done in the report. She said the report took 30 years of complicated decisions and maps of routes and made them easy to read, follow and understand.