January 22, 2021

Peace

The UN Security Council on Thursday called on the Central African Republic to implement “without delay” a 2019 peace agreement as it renewed its authorization for its peacekeeping mission there.

The resolution, drafted by France and unanimously adopted by the 15 members of the Security Council, “urges the CAR authorities and the signatory armed groups to fully implement the peace agreement in good faith and without delay.”

The peacekeeping mission, known as MINUSCA, was extended until November 15, 2021 with a maximum of 11,650 military personnel.

Under the resolution, France’s military is authorized “to use all the means to provide operational support to elements of MINUSCA when under serious threat.”

In addition, the Security Council urged the country “to ensure the preparation of inclusive, free, fair, transparent, credible, peaceful and timely presidential, legislative and local elections in 2020 and 2021.”

Children look at a United Nations Bangladeshi soldier, part of the MINUSCA peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic Children look at a United Nations Bangladeshi soldier, part of the MINUSCA peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic Photo: AFP / Camille Laffont

Presidential and legislative elections in the country — one of the world’s poorest and most violent, where militia groups control two-thirds of the territory — are set for December 27.

In 2013, the Seleka, a rebel coalition drawn largely from the Muslim minority, toppled then-president Francois Bozize, plunging the country into a spiral of violence which has forced nearly a quarter of the country’s 4.7 million people to flee their homes.

Violence remains entrenched despite a peace accord signed in February 2019 between the government and 14 armed groups, which often claim to defend the interests of specific communities or religions.

Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera is running for reelection in the polls.

Bozize, who has been back in Central African Republic for a year, is among the list of candidates to file papers to run against him.

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PRSD Transportation Information 

Each day in our community, 75 School Bus Drivers transport approximately 3000 students 11,848 kms with a total service area of 12,378 square kilometers!

The Transportation Department, under the Management of John Przybylski and Transportation Manager David Rushton is located at 9530-90 Avenue, Peace River, AB. Transportation has repair and maintenance garages in Fairview, Manning and Peace River. We conduct bus driver training and safety programs with in-house trainers. The Department provides transportation to the public and separate schools within the Division boundaries.  There are 117 Drivers, Mechanics, Support, Training and Managment staff employed with the Transportation department. For Transportation to run smoothly, everyone must work together;  employees, parents and students. This site was designed to provide information and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to browse around, and remember, check for updates as we continue to build and add to our site.

 

Peace River School Division (PRSD) Transportation Bus Note Communication

June 25, 2019 — In following up to a letter dated March 5, 2019 that was issued to schools by PRSD Transportation Manager, David Rushton, PRSD Transportation department will implement the use of a common school authenticated school bus transportation note for all schools effective September 1, 2019.

Peace River School Division (PRSD) Transportation department has amended Administrative Policy 560 (AP 560) and has implemented the need for school authenticated bus notes (TF-304 Transportation Bus Note).

As per newly amended AP 560, specifically Section 6.2 – 6.4, commencing on September 1, 2019, if for any reason a student needs alternate school bus transportation other than his or her designated bus or designated stop, he/she will require PRSD’s TF-304 Transportation Bus Note to be issued by your child’s school office manager a minimum of one day prior to the date of change in transportation.  The school authorized note will be issued to the student to give to the bus driver the day of change in transportation.

Parents may print this bus note, fill it out and pass it to the school office manager to be authorized and processed or parents may send a note or call the school to arrange plans with the school office manager for authorization and distribution to the Transportation office no later than one day prior to the date of change in transportation.

In the event of an unavoidable same day emergency, transportation will only be provided with the direct approval of the Transportation Manager or designate by calling 780.624.3006.

For further clarification, please call PRSD Transportation department at 780.624.3006. 

 

Did You Know…..

84% of our drivers have been employed with PRSD for over 3 years

86% of our drivers are female

70% of our drivers value the flexible hours that come with driving school bus

94% of our drivers feel respected by Peace River School Division as their employer

 

 

 

 

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