A recent letter to the editor outlined many good reasons to have seatbelts on school buses.
As a former Alberta school trustee, I wrestled with this issue many times and the decision to oppose them was based solely on the fact that speed in evacuating the vehicle is of the essence in an accident.
The driver is the person responsible for seeing that students are evacuated safely.
We could not guarantee that in the event of a crash or, God forbid, a fire, the driver would be able to do that.
It is a thorny issue and I hope some day soon there will be a solution.