Regis­ter for free or­ange bus ser­vice

Pinjarra Murray Times - - THE SCHOOL REPORT - Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

PAR­ENTS in re­gional ar­eas are re­minded to regis­ter their chil­dren for ac­cess to the free or­ange school bus ser­vice next year.

School Bus Ser­vice (SBS) or­ange buses are free to el­i­gi­ble chil­dren in re­gional WA.

SBS spokesman David Hynes said chil­dren not reg­is­tered be­fore Novem­ber 3 might not be able to ac­cess the ser­vice in the first week or so of the next school year.

“SBS re­ceives thou­sands of ap­pli­ca­tions a year from par­ents of chil­dren who need to catch an or­ange school bus,’’ he said. “The SBS needs time to process the ap­pli­ca­tions, plan routes and al­lo­cate re­sources.”

Only chil­dren start­ing school for the first time, chang­ing schools or mov­ing need regis­ter their de­tails.

Where it is not pos­si­ble to pro­vide a ded­i­cated bus ser­vice, SBS of­fers a con­veyance al­lowance to help man­age the cost of tak­ing chil­dren to and from school each day.

Par­ents can fill out ap­pli­ca­tions on­line at­ or by call­ing 9326 2625 for a form. Lloyd Howe (cen­tre) and fel­low Halls Head Col­lege stu­dents raise funds for cancer re­search.­mu­ni­ d474259

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