School Transport Consultation 2015
|Consultation||School Transport Consultation 2015|
|Consultation summary||On 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.|
|Background||Included 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 consulting||All 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.|
|Consultation method||Consultation document|
|Subject||Education and learning|
|Council theme||Making best use of resources|
|Contact name||Education Resources|
|Contact phone||01698 454102|