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Agencies help introduce students to higher education
On March 6, the San Bernardino School District, in partnership with the City of San Bernardino, led a “Path to Success” field trip designed to excite junior high students about local options in higher education. Six hundred students from Richardson, Shandin Hills, Rodriguez, and King middle schools participated in the event.
The Art Institute, Valley College, and Cal State San Bernardino provided free campus tours and presentations. Omnitrans sponsored transportation for students between institutions on city buses and its sbX rapid transit service. Representatives from the bus agency were on hand to assist each group in navigating their routes.
The three schools are also participants in the Omnitrans GoSmart program, which offers students unlimited free bus rides with their student IDs. Funding for the discounted fare program comes from student fees and administrative sources.