AQW 6055/17-22 – School Transport

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education what guidance and support he intends to provide for students and parents in rural areas who rely on school transport. [Priority Written]

Minister of Education: My Department published guidance on the New School Day on 13 August which contains details of the plans for the resumption of home to school transport on the basis that all eligible pupils, including those in rural areas, will be able to access safe and effective home to school transport in the new school year. Further operational information in relation to the arrangements for home to school transport is also available on the Education Authority website.