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Parents 'must apply for school bus by end of May'

Parents in Suffolk are being warned if they still want their children to use the school bus in September, they need to apply for a bus pass by the end of the month.

The county council's brought in changes to its School Travel Policy for 5 to 16 year olds from September, which means it'll no longer be provided automatically - and parents need to apply by 31 May 2019.

Children who will be starting at a new school in September 2019 will be eligible for council funded school travel when they live over 2 miles (under 8 years old) or 3 miles (8 and over) walking distance from their nearest suitable school that would have had a place available for them.

You can apply at www.suffolkonboard.com/optin - there's more information on the council's school travel policy  at www.suffolkonboard.com/schooltravel

Parents with any queries can contact the county council on 0345 606 6173.


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