by timpickstone on September 12, 2012
Bury Council is consulting on proposed revisions to the Home to School Transport Policy.
The revised policy, if implemented, would apply with effect from 1 September 2013. It is proposed to remove the discretionary provision of free transport to pupils attending a particular school on the grounds of their or their parentsâ€™ religion or belief, where there is a nearer qualifying school. Under the new proposal, children from low income families and those that live more than 3 miles from their nearest available school will continue to be eligible for a free home to school travel pass.
The biggest effect here is that children who are NOT from low income families, who currently receive a pass to travel to St Monicas, Bury Church or King David schools, will no longer have a pass from September 2013.
The consultation document, together with further background information and a consultation response form, is available online at: www.bury.gov.uk/travelpass, or by contacting the School & College Transport Team on the details below.
Please take time to read the consultation document and let us know your views. Responses should be sent to the School & College Transport Team, Athenaeum House, Market Street, Bury, BL9 0BN, telephone 0161 253 6968 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 9 November 2012.