A Steering Group last week reported to Minister for Education, Norma Foley, with its initial preliminary report on the review of the School Transport Scheme.

This will result in transport arrangements being provided for a number of post-primary students who are attending their second nearest school, who have applied and paid on time and who live more than 4.8km from their nearest school.

The review of the scheme follows reports last year, as published in The Avondhu, where large numbers of local second-level students were left without school transport.

This included 16 students in Glenville who were left without transport to schools in Fermoy, with a lack of adequate school transport also noted at the time in Kildinan, Ballynoe/Conna, Araglin, Rathcormac and Glanworth.

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