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Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000

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37 Provision of transport etc. by education authorityS

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(1)Where, by virtue of subsections (1) and (1A), or as the case may be subsection (1C), of section 1 of the 1980 Act, children are attending—

(a)a nursery school;

(b)a nursery class in a school; or

(c)any establishment which, though not a school, provides school education in pursuance of arrangements made under section 35 of this Act,

an education authority may make such arrangements in relation to those children as the authority think fit for the provision of any of the facilities mentioned in subsection (2) below; and any such arrangements may, in respect of any child, make provision for more than one of those facilities.

(2)The facilities are—

(a)the conveyance of children without charge for the whole or part of the journey between their homes and the schools or other establishments which they are attending;

(b)the making available (on such terms as may be agreed) of bicycles or other suitable means of transport to parents of children for the purpose of conveying the children between their homes and the schools or other establishments which they are attending, or, instead, the payment of money allowances;

(c)the payment of the whole or any part, as the authority think fit, of the reasonable travelling expenses of children.

(3)In section 51 of the 1980 Act (which relates to the provision of transport and other facilities by education authorities), after subsection (3) there shall be added—

(4)In this section “school” does not include a nursery school or a nursery class in a school..

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