Radiy Khabirov: “Children should not be transported on cold school buses”
UFA, 19 November 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Elmira Sabirova/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Children should not be transported on cold school buses. Each such violation will be reported to the Acting Head of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov, as he stated at a briefing session in the Government RB on Monday, November 19.
The second item that the head of the republic paid attention to was that the children from the first forms had to wait for the elder pupils to go home. And at this time, in general, they are left unattended. However, there are districts where it was managed to resolve this issue. Radiy Khabirov shared with the positive experience of the Burayevo district.
According to the head of the administration Boris Nurislamov, 420 pupils go to schools in the district, they are served by 19 school buses.
“Pupils from the first to fifth grade expect a bus for 45 minutes. At this time, they are engaged in additional education classes. An additional tea serving is also organized for them”, said Boris Nurislamov.
The Minister of Education RB Gulnaz Shafikova reported that currently, 40,200 schoolchildren go to the place of study and back, which is 98.8% of all those in need. The rest will be provided by buses during the year 2019. To do this, new routes are opened and additional buses are purchased.
Now 1,289 school buses operate on the balance of educational organizations. 55 buses are not used, as they are in disrepair.
In 2017, 73 school buses were acquired, including 19 at the expense of the federal budget. In the current year, 54 school buses were purchased from the regional budget.
Besides, an additional 88 school buses were purchased from the federal budget and 130 were purchased with republican funds. Today, all buses are in the procurement stage. Until December 20, all procedures will be carried out. This will enable to update the fleet for 60 vehicles and open 70 new routes.
Next year it is planned to purchase 170 new school buses, Gulnaz Shafikova reported.