Subsidies for School Bus Services

Published Date: 04 November 2019 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Christopher de Souza, Holland-Bukit Timah GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education whether there are subsidies for school bus services especially where a family has multiple children attending school.

Response

1. The MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) provides financial support for Singapore Citizen (SC) students from lower income families in our primary schools, secondary schools and junior colleges. For primary and secondary schools, the FAS covers school and miscellaneous fees, textbooks, uniforms, meals and transport expenses, including a 50% subsidy of school bus charges.

2. As FAS is provided on a per child basis, families with more children are not disadvantaged nor adversely affected.

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