Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (215)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

215. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 364 of 6 November 2018, if progress has been made on providing a person (details supplied) with school transport under the school transport scheme. [7860/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.

There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually.

Bus Éireann has advised that they are currently finalising transport arrangements for the child in question and are liaising directly with the family.