To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of school transport for three special needs students in a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Details Supplied) St Marnock's National School in Portmarnock, Co. Dublin
School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department.
In the 2017/18 school year over 117,000 children, including over 12,000 children with special educational needs, were transported in over 4,500 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually at a total cost of almost €190 million in 2017.
A school transport service has been sanctioned to cater for the children referred to by the Deputy and Bus Éireann will be in contact with the families to inform them of arrangements.