Stroke of the pen could fix school bus mess

An exemption from city-centric rules is a simple fix for families left stranded by rules around school bus travel every year. Northern Victoria MP Wendy Lovell raised the issue in the Victorian Parliament on Wednesday.
At the start of this year Catholic College Wodonga had 59 students without an allocated seat on a school bus. All qualified for free school bus travel but attending a non-state school pushed them down the priority order.
The rules that decide the need for a new bus demand at least 15 students live on or near the proposed route and that at least 11 are enrolled in a government school.

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