Support the displaced SPS students and their families with a shuttle bus service.

Support the displaced SPS students and their families with a shuttle bus service.

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Jennifer Legg started this petition to Chris Keating (Chief Executive Officer, Victorian School Building Authority) and

We would like you to please show support for the families displaced by the Sandringham Primary School (SPS) fire by providing a shuttle bus service for students of the school. This service would ideally run from a location near the original school grounds to the medium term (two years) site at Sandringham College, Bluff Road.

This would benefit many families who are now faced with significant stress and disruption due to the increase in the time and complexity of getting their child/children to and from the new school site on Bluff road. Particularly those families located on the far side of the original SPS site relative to Bluff road. Parents’ ability to transport their children to and from school is also a factor for some parents in deciding whether to relocate their child/children to other schools or not, with several students having already left.

  • Families with only one or no car, or who are unable to drive are impacted.
  • Families who have younger children to get to alternative locations are impacted. It is also very difficult (i.e. not safe or practical) to ride or walk a significantly further distance to school (in relative terms) for families with younger children).
  • Working parents who have to double-back on themselves to get to Sandringham station or who have to commute on, so can't cycle, are being impacted and potentially forced down the route to pay for school care or employ a carer - at cost they may not be able to afford over two years.

Consideration must also be given to the traffic at the Sandringham College / Bluff Road area and to the safety of students and residents. Without alternative solutions, the available drop-off/pick-up areas around the schools will be struggling to accommodate the massive increase in traffic.

The streets surrounding Sandringham College are already very congested at drop-off and pick-up times.  

There will be less impact on existing Sandringham College students, residents of the surrounding area and general commuters using Bluff Road if a shuttle bus service is provided.

We strongly feel that this option must be given careful and serious consideration. We ask that an assessment please be conducted by SPS and the Department of Education and Bayside Council to determine the level of demand for such a service and the type / number of vehicles required to support this demand.

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