Northumberland County Council must cut its revenue budget by £130M over a four year period to meet Government targets.
Post 16 Transport is a non-mandatory service.
Schools and FE Colleges receive £4425 per post 16 learner.
Northumberland County Council receives £0 per post 16 learner.
49% of post 16 learners choose to stay within Northumberland to advance their learning.
The 51% of learners who chose education outside Northumberland have removed £28M from the in-County Education system through the former post 16 transport policy.
It costs Northumberland County Council £750 per year to bus a learner to their nearest place of education.
Northumberland County Council has offered surplus places on school buses to parents at £600 per year a loss of £150 per learner per year.
Payments can be made by Direct Debit.
The decision of the Policy Board on post 16 transport is final and Council cannot change that decision.
£900,000 has been dedicated to assist those who have special needs or can’t afford to travel to their nearest educational establishment.
Link to Policy: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=457