School Transport - Results on Consultation Regarding Removal of Funding
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
At its meeting on 14 February 2019, Full Council approved, as part of the county council's budget for 2019/20 a proposal to cease funding for services where no pupils statutorily entitled to free school transport had travelled on a contracted school bus for two years, and where season ticket revenue did not cover the cost of the contract to operate the service. This decision was subject to consultation, with a final decision to be made by Cabinet, taking into account the responses.
This report outlines the results from the consultation.
The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report and also approved the following two additional recommendations:
- In future, should existing schools transport services / routes become "at risk", the principle of engaging with representatives of any schools affected to explore opportunities to maintain services in accordance with this procedure should be taken
- The Executive Director of Education and Children's Services takes the opportunity to meet with the schools impacted to assure herself that the implementation of the required planning is taking place.
Date of decision: 11/07/2019
Effective from: 17/07/2019