–BC Gov news on SPN
Families in the Sooke school district will benefit from improved transportation services, thanks to $358,365 in funding under the new provincial Student Transportation Fund.
The Sooke school district will use the new funding to eliminate all bus riding fees for all students.
The new $14.7-million Student Transportation Fund was announced in August 2016 to help school districts provide affordable and accessible transportation for B.C. families.
To be eligible for funding, districts had to submit a plan to the Ministry of Education outlining how they will use the funding to enhance transportation services for students and families. The amount of funding for which a district is eligible is based on a formula tied to the ministry’s student-location factor, which is used to determine the rural makeup of a school district.
As a result of B.C.’s strong economic growth and fiscal discipline, government is able to support and fund projects that make a real difference in the lives of British Columbians.
- Read the Student Transportation Fund news release here.