Re: School Transport.
Application Forms for Primary School Transport for School Year 2013/2014 are now available. If you wish to apply for Transport please contact Siobhán in the office for an application form. Alternatively applications can be made online at www.buseireann.ie
As we are moving to our new location you may be eligible for above.
Who is eligible?
In order to qualify for school transport, a child must be aged between 4 and 12 years and living 3.2 km or more from the nearest suitable national school.
Children with special needs are also eligible for free transport to and from special schools and to special classes.
If there are spare seats available, children who are not eligible can be carried on school transport.
The scheme is not a door-to-door service. Parents/guardians are responsible for bringing their children to the nearest pick-up point to avail of the service. Generally routes are planned so pupils don’t have to travel more than 2.4 km to their nearest pick-up point.
If there is no school transport service available, you may be able to get a grant towards the costs of private transport for a child who cannot get to school without transport due to an illness or disability.
Establishing and retaining a school transport service
There must be enough children to use the service. This means that there must be a daily average (over a school term) of at least 10 eligible children in a distinct area attending their nearest suitable school.
Applications to be made no later than Friday 26th April 2013.