@todaySOR #ge16 Can any party respond to the struggle of just being able to send children to school?
The Department of Education and skills, Value for Money Report into the School Transport scheme, published in March 2011, took into account recommendations from the McCarthy Report, published 16th July, 2009.
An Bord Snip Nua was formed after the banking crisis forced Ireland into an IMF bailout. The troika insisted that ways were found to reduce public spending and the The McCarthy Report was hatched. It recommended the following in relation to the school bus transport scheme;
E.1 Reduce allocation to school transport (p71, part 2)
The School Transport Scheme is a major transport operation which runs every school day over a large number routes carrying 135,000 pupils to primary and post primary schools….the average cost per pupil carried is estimated to be closer to €1,000 per annum. The charge for post-primary pupils transported will be €300 per annum from September 2009, while primary pupils will continue to…
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