Plan to scrap free travel for post-16 special educational needs and low income pupils in Sheffield

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Sheffield Council wants to scrap free school transport for teenagers with special educational needs or on low incomes.

The authority wants to charge the families of pupils aged 16 or above £540 a year to travel to school, replacing a free service.

It also plans to get rid of the zero fare post-16 passes for children from families on low income. Families would instead be asked to use money from the national 16- 19 Bursary Fund to cover the cost.

The council believes the changes will save about £184,000 a year.

The changes will be discussed at a cabinet meeting today. The report is available online at www.sheffield.gov.uk.

Check back for a full story following the meeting.

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