Province funding will eliminate bus riding fees

Sooke school district receives $358,365 in funding under the new provincial Student Transportation Fund.

  • Oct. 27, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Sooke school district will use new provincial funding to eliminate bus riding fees for students.

Education Minister Mike Bernier announced Thursday that the school district has received $358,365 in funding under the new provincial Student Transportation Fund.

The $14.7-million Student Transportation Fund was announced in August to help school districts provide affordable and accessible transportation.

To be eligible for funding, districts had to submit a plan to the Education Ministry outlining how they will use the funding to enhance transportation services for students.

The amount of funding for which a district is eligible is based on a formula tied

to the ministry’s student-location factor, which is used to determine the rural makeup of a school district.

 

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