School Bus Travel Charges
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School Bus charges have been introduced by the Victorian State Government for all Victorian school children opting to go to a school, which has accepted individual enrolments, that suits the child (and their family) but is by-passing a closer government high school.
A flat fee per term per child has been introduced to attend a school outside your zoning, despite the fact that the buses are going past our front gates and streets. Picking up children that are allowed to use the government bus service despite the fact they also are also choosing to by-pass the closest school to go to a catholic or independent school.
We believe that if the school accepts our enrolment then the charges must be the same for all school goers and not discriminate based on where we live, which is usually not a choice.
This is a discriminatory, punitive and unnecessary charge.
We want to fit the school to our child and not the child to the school.
Help us change this policy to ensure fairness for all children regardless of where they live. The policy must be non-discriminatory and non-punitive; once a child has been offered a place it must be on an equal and inclusive basis to all children at school.
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