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Par­ents to air views on bus passes to new school

Evening Express (City Final) - - Uk & Abroad -

PAR­ENTS are gear­ing up to at­tend a key meet­ing about whether some school pupils should re­ceive bus passes but not oth­ers. Lochside Academy is due to open to the south of the city next Au­gust and Aberdeen City Coun­cil’s ed­u­ca­tion and chil­dren’s ser­vices com­mit­tee is due to de­cide on Thurs­day which stu­dents will get free travel to and from class. The meet­ing, in the Coun­cil Cham­ber at the Town House, was due to start at 2pm but has now been switched to 1pm.

The com­mit­tee will consider a re­port which rec­om­mends giv­ing free travel to chil­dren from Torry and Kin­corth, but not those from Cove. Sev­eral par­ents have told the Evening Ex­press they in­tend to speak at the meet­ing and that dozens more could at­tend. Charleston Par­ent Coun­cil chair­woman Julie

Rose said: “I will be at­tend­ing and I think other par­ents will too.” Les­ley-anne Yeats, of Walker Road Par­ent Coun­cil, has al­ready re­quested per­mis­sion to ad­dress the com­mit­tee.

PIC­TURE COUR­TESY OF BAL­FOUR BEATTY

Tak­ing Shape: Lochside Academy.

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