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School transport under the microscope

 
Created on 05/06/2018 @ 09:56
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Learners, their families, schools and the wider public are being asked for their views on Powys County Council’s revised School/College Transport Policy.

The revised policy has been drawn up to provide parents and carers with clarity regarding qualifying criteria, school catchment areas in relation to the provision of transport, taking into consideration language and faith requirements and any Additional Learning Needs that the learner may have.

Should the Cabinet approve the policy after consultation, the revised policy would come into effect in September 2019.

The revised policy can be viewed via www.powys.gov.uk/haveyoursay along with a link to a survey. Drop in sessions are also to be held in June and dates for these will be announced soon.

The council, as part of the consultation, is also seeking views on the possibility of a charge being introduced for learners who are over compulsory school age who travel on school and college transport arranged by the Council.

Cllr Myfanwy Alexander is Cabinet Member with responsibility for Schools and she commented: “For a rural area such a Powys, it is very important that we have sustainable and fair rules regarding school transport. Please take some time to take a look at our policy: we welcome your feedback in the process of creating rules which work for our communities and schools.”

The closing date for all responses is July 8.

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