PLANS to change the way children are transported to and from secondary schools in Powys have been scrapped.
The new Powys County Council portfolio holder for education, Myfanwy Alexander, told a meeting at Llanfyllin High School last night that there had been so much opposition at public consultation that they would “have to go back to the drawing board”.
“The consultations have revealed so many flaws that it will not be able to make it to the next stage,” she said.
“The roll out in 2013 will not happen and all timetables for the proposed changes are void.”
The key shelved proposals of the Home to School/College Transport Policy drawn up by Powys County Council in September are:
Pupils at primary, 11-16 and Post-16 would only get free transport to the nearest school to their home.
When parents chooses a school other than their nearest school they must make all arrangements and pay for transport.
If a pupil wanted to go to another school other than the nearest allocated school they will not be entitled to apply for a payed for vacant seat even if the facilities existed.
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