Bring back the "One Way" option for AIS Bus Services
The American International School provides an optional Bus Transport facility for its students.
Historically, the bus service offers “One way” and “Two way” transport.
Two-way (Round Trip): Parents pay the full amount for having the student picked up from home AND dropped off to home. This service is priced at 500-550KD per year.
One-way: Parents can opt for the bus service to pick up the student from home OR drop the student to his/her home. This was offered with a 50% payment. This service is priced at 250-275KD per year. This service is commonly used among working parents who drop their child on their way to work and have the bus drop them back home.
As of 2016, the AIS administration has decided to remove the “One – Way” Bus Transport option, thus forcing all parents to pay the full amount, regardless if they need the round trip service or not.
This poses as a costly form of transport for some parents, especially if you have 2 or more children, that is over 1,000KD a year. This forces parents to find alternative options such as Taxi/Driver services, which will increase the traffic in the school vicinity and are not as safe and reliable as the bus service.
Please sign this petition if you would like the AIS Administration to bring back the option of One-Way Transport Bus Service.