- 1 Is school bus free with Medical Card?
- 2 Who is eligible for school transport?
- 3 How far should a child travel to school?
- 4 How much is the Remote Area Grant?
- 5 What does post-primary school mean?
- 6 What does concessionary travel mean?
- 7 How many weeks are in a school year in Ireland?
- 8 How do I contact Bus Eireann?
- 9 Should I let my child ride the bus?
- 10 Is a bus safer than a car?
- 11 Do school buses have airbags?
- 12 Is 2 miles too far to walk to school?
- 13 Can I refuse a school place?
- 14 How much is a child Oyster card?
Is school bus free with Medical Card?
Pupils with medical cards Pupils who are eligible for school transport (see above) and who hold a valid medical card are entitled to free school transport to the nearest school.
Who is eligible for school transport?
In order to qualify for school transport, a child must be aged between 4 and 12 years and living 3.2 km or more from the nearest suitable national school. Children with special needs are also eligible for free transport to and from special schools and to special classes.
How far should a child travel to school?
Best practice suggests that a child of primary school age should not travel for longer than 45 minutes and a child of secondary school age should not travel for more than 75 minutes. Local authorities should also consider the walking distance to access public transport.
How much is the Remote Area Grant?
– the grant will be calculated on the distance from home to pick-up point in cases where the family avail of a transport service. The maximum daily allowance payable under the Remote Area Grant is €5.10 per day – regardless of the number of children from the same family, travelling to particular schools.
What does post-primary school mean?
The post-primary or second-level education caters for students aged 12 to 18 years. They must be at least 12 years of age on 1 January in the year they start second-level education in order to be registered in a post-primary school. There are different types of post-primary school.
What does concessionary travel mean?
/kənˈseʃ. ən.er.i/ offered at a lower price than usual for certain people, for example students or old people: a concessionary fare/ticket. 6
How many weeks are in a school year in Ireland?
Schools are required to be open for a minimum of 167 days at post-primary level and 183 days at primary level. Primary and secondary schools will get get Monday, 3 May 2021 off because it is a bank holiday.
How do I contact Bus Eireann?
Contact & Support
- Bus Éireann. Email: [email protected]
- Dublin Bus. Email: [email protected]
- Go-Ahead Ireland. Email: [email protected]
- M&A Coaches. Email: [email protected] | [email protected]
- JJ Kavanagh. Email: [email protected]
- Andrew Wharton.
- Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail.
Should I let my child ride the bus?
Ability to Keep Schedules in Tact Riding the school bus allows for younger children to enjoy that quality time at home with Mommy the way the older kids were able to have when they were young. Keeping the younger kids on their set schedules doesn’t just benefit the younger kids, it also benefits the older ones.
Is a bus safer than a car?
Second only to air travel, traveling by bus is one of the safest modes of transportation in the United States. Bus travel is four times safer than passenger rail travel (another one of the safest modes of transportation), and it’s a staggering 50 times safer than private car travel.
Do school buses have airbags?
No seatbelts, no airbags. Just seats. Every school day, parents blithely march 25 million children onto school buses for a round-trip on the only motor vehicle left in America that doesn’t require seatbelts, airbags, crumple zones, or any other safety innovation developed since… well, since cars were invented.
Is 2 miles too far to walk to school?
Most Safe Routes to School practitioners agree that a half mile is as far as most kindergarteners will walk happily, a mile is a reasonable length for older elementary school kids, and that 1.5 miles is an acceptable distance for high schoolers.
Can I refuse a school place?
Can I refuse the school place? Generally speaking, appeal panels will not accept a school’s Ofsted rating as a reason why a child should or should not attend a particular school. You will need to demonstrate why your child’s needs outweigh the prejudice caused to the school by accepting another pupil.
How much is a child Oyster card?
You pay an administration fee of £15 using a credit or debit card. We’ll post your 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard to you within one week of applying. You apply online and need to provide: Active email address.