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School Transport Consultation 2015

School Transport Consultation 2015 | South Lanarkshire Council
ConsultationSchool Transport Consultation 2015
StatusCompleted
Consultation summaryOn 19 February 2015 the Council set its budget for 2015/16 at £677m. Taking account of the financial constraints the council faces, it also passed a £17.6m savings package. Education Resources accounts for 45% of the Council’s budget however due to education being viewed as a priority it contributed only 13% towards the savings package.
BackgroundIncluded within the savings package was the proposal to increase the qualification for entitlement to free mainstream school transport for secondary pupils from more than 2 miles to more than 3 miles from school. This is in line with legislation.

The Council’s criteria for evaluating safe walking routes, with the child being accompanied by a responsible adult, will remain using the West of Scotland Road Safety Guidelines.
Why are we consulting?The proposal is: to increase the qualification of entitlement to free secondary school mainstream transport to pupils residing more than 3 miles from their school.
Who are we consultingAll residents
How will findings be used?To obtain views on the increase the qualification of entitlement to free secondary school mainstream transport to pupils residing more than 3 miles from their school.
Start date16/03/2015
End date13/05/2015
Results available30/06/2015
Consultation typeQualitative
Consultation methodConsultation document
SubjectEducation and learning
Council themeMaking best use of resources
Contact nameEducation Resources
Contact phone01698 454102
Contact email education@southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Support linkhttp://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/schoolsconsultation