New operator's school bus fees rile SCGS parents

Singapore Chinese Girls' School principal Eugenia Lim said the school received feedback on the higher charges from "a small group of parents" who live more than 10km from the school and will engage these parents and the bus company on the issue.
Singapore Chinese Girls' School principal Eugenia Lim said the school received feedback on the higher charges from "a small group of parents" who live more than 10km from the school and will engage these parents and the bus company on the issue.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

Parents quoted monthly fee of up to $550, almost double that of previous bus contractor

A bus operator engaged by Singapore Chinese Girls' School (SCGS) to ferry its students to and from school has enraged parents by quoting a monthly fee of as much as $550. The rate is almost double that of the previous bus contractor.

With less than a week to the start of the new school year, some parents told The Straits Times they are considering other options such as hiring a private car or bus.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 29, 2018, with the headline 'New operator's school bus fees rile SCGS parents'. Print Edition | Subscribe