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By Haddenham Webteam - 7th June 2016 6:00pm
Changes to School Transport Policy
Bucks County Council is looking for input from communities, schools and parents on proposed changes to its Home-to-School Transport policy in the county. It argues that by reducing services levels to what it is legally required to do should save an estimated £500,000.
This means that Bucks CC would only provide free school transport to the secondary school nearest to a student's home address. The nearest school could be located in Buckinghamshire or in a neighbouring county, and could be an Upper school, a Grammar school (for qualified children only) or a Comprehensive school.
Paying to use Home-to-School Transport
Bucks CC claims that families like to use and pay for its school transport services when they're not eligible for the free service.
For the Under 16's who live in Buckinghamshire, the Council charges the same whether students are travelling 3 miles or 15 miles. This will be £599 for an annual pass for the 2016/17 academic year.
Apparently, Bucks CC does not make enough money from providing this service to cover its costs. It is therefore keen to receive ideas on alternative ways that it can provide this service.
You are invited to find out more about potential changes in policy, and to contribute to the consultation, by clicking here.
The survey includes a section at the end for respondents to offer Bucks CC any comments they may wish to make.
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