MCSTS ... Operating on behalf of sixteen Mid Canterbury based schools. Those schools have jointly set up a Management Group [Mid Canterbury School Transport Service] to administer the finance and operations of school transport in Mid Canterbury.
The MId Canterbury School Transport Service was set up to co-ordinate the administration of the daily, school bus services. It has formulated operating procedures which allow for the transport of all enrolled bus students attending schools within Mid Canterbury.
The day-to-day work is carried out by an administrator on behalf of the schools involved. The Management Group directors formulate the procedures, set the fees, and monitor the systems to ensure they are kept current and fair for all parties involved.
PEOPLE WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED FOR THE MCSTS BUS SERVICE, WILL NOT NEED TO RE-ENROL EVERY YEAR, but they do NEED TO NOTIFY MCSTS THAT THEY WISH TO CONTINUE USING THE SERVICE.
NEW BUS FEES FOR 2009 onwards
Pupils who live too close to their nearest school will need to pay $50.00 per term, to use the bus service : Pupils who travel out of the TEZ will need to pay up to $60.00 per term. The actual fee amount will be calculated on enrolment.
The fee must paid BEFORE pupils will have access to the bus service. Pupils who enrol, but don't pay the fee, will be refused entry to the bus service until such time as the fee has been received by M.C.S.T.S.
PLEASE NOTE:- DUE TO FLUCTUATING COSTS, SUCH AS FUEL, FEES MAY RISE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. Any fee increases will only apply to the unpaid portion of fees due.