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Warrington families face school travel costs
9:23am Tuesday 16th October 2012 in News
MANY parents will now have to fork out for school transport after councillors voted to remove its support.
Dozens of parents and pupils turned out for the executive board meeting at the Town Hall last night to voice their opposition to the plan.
Following a consultation councillors conceded two changes to its original plan with Year 10 and 11 pupils still eligable for the transport assistance until 2014/15 to avoid disrupting their GCSEs and low income families also getting funding to pay for transport to school costs.
Clr Colin Froggatt, executive board member for children and young people’s services said: “We have listened to the concerns of those who responded to this consultation and have made some amendments to our original plans. "Unfortunately this council is continuing to have to make some very tough decisions about its spending owing to a significant reduction in funding from the government.”
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