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AN increase in school transport costs would penalise students living in rural areas, claimed a head teacher. Dr Mike Firth, head teacher at The Meridian School in Royston, was worried about increases in school transport to be introduced by Herts County
AN increase in school transport costs would "penalise" students living in rural areas, claimed a head teacher.
Dr Mike Firth, head teacher at The Meridian School in Royston, was worried about increases in school transport to be introduced by Herts County Council.
The county council said home-to-school transport cost should rise to £98-a-term for students living five miles away and to £130-a-term for students living more than five miles from school.
Dr Firth said of the increases: "It is penalising students who come from the villages."
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A spokesman for the county council said that the increase in school transport had been introduced "reluctantly".
The county council, however, was working on a tight budget and needed to make savings.
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