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Almost $15 million will make transportation more affordable and accessible for B.C. families

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Almost $15 million will make transportation more affordable and accessible for B.C. families

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Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Education
250 356-5963
Contacts
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Education
250 356-5963

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New Student Transportation Fund to benefit parents and students

The Province is investing almost $15 million under the new Student Transportation Fund to make school transportation more affordable and accessible for B.C. families and students.

All school districts are encouraged to apply for the funding. To be eligible for funding, districts must submit a plan to the Ministry of Education by Sept. 30, 2016, outlining how they will use the funding to boost transportation services for students and families.

Districts are eligible for up to the following amounts:

5 Southeast Kootenay – $361,459
6 Rocky Mountain – $369,399
8 Kootenay Lake – $419,602
10 Arrow Lakes – $42,675
19 Revelstoke – $49,847
20 Kootenay-Columbia – $242,977
22 Vernon – $361,094
23 Central Okanagan – $600,000
27 Cariboo-Chilcotin – $739,024
28 Quesnel – $274,209
33 Chilliwack – $329,456
34 Abbotsford – $253,969
35 Langley – $260,000
36 Surrey – $72,999
37 Delta – $41,933
38 Richmond – $21,608
39 Vancouver – $53,423
40 New Westminster – $6,073
41 Burnaby – $24,841
42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows  – $185,990
43 Coquitlam – $81,641
44 North Vancouver – $40,566
45 West Vancouver – $84,722
46 Sunshine Coast – $380,465
47 Powell River – $91,754
48 Sea to Sky – $265,534
49 Central Coast – $80,277
50 Haida Gwaii – $149,851
51 Boundary – $153,588
52 Prince Rupert – $117,597
53 Okanagan Similkameen – $209,099
54 Bulkley Valley – $163,737
57 Prince George – $687,663
58 Nicola-Similkameen – $170,292
59 Peace River South – $441,458
60 Peace River North – $425,785
61 Greater Victoria – 20,027
62 Sooke – $358,365
63 Saanich – $280,000
64 Gulf Islands –$328,264
67 Okanagan Skaha – $167,035
68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith – $244,630
69 Qualicum – $426,341
70 Alberni – $71,717
71 Comox Valley – $421,375
72 Campbell River – $316,860
73 Kamloops/Thompson – $666,817
74 Gold Trail – $366,932
75 Mission – $188,900
78 Fraser-Cascade – $184,576
79 Cowichan Valley – $283,524
81 Fort Nelson – $32,744
82 Coast Mountains – $557,786
83 North Okanagan-Shuswap – $561,925
84 Vancouver Island West – $57,593
85 Vancouver Island North – $118,179
87 Stikine – $51,181
91 Nechako Lakes – $503,247
92 Nisga'a – $130,091
93 Conseil scolaire francophone – $150,415

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