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Government removes 1.6-kilometre rule for students


The provincial government is removing the 1.6-kilometre rule to access school bus services in the K-12 school system in the province.


Premier Furey made the announcement this morning at Hazelwood Elementary School in St. John’s.


This change will be phased in beginning in September 2023 in areas where the current existing school bus capacity permits and will be in place for all areas where busing exists today for the 2024-2025 school year.


The move will allow over 4,000 students the option to avail of bussing services.


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