I do hope that Peter Griffiths, Cabinet Member for Education on West Sussex County Council, is reading this.
His council is going to fork out £80 a day for a taxi to send a boy, Daniel Foulds-Holt to his secondary school in Steyning - his parents' second choice - because there is no school bus. Their house lies just 350 yards outside the catchment area for their first choice school of Downlands in the village of Hassocks.
So for the sake of 350 yards, West Sussex council tax payers are facing a bill of £80,000 over the lifetime of Daniel's secondary school career. Madness.
If Peter Griffiths can't sort this out, he should resign his post.
Hattip Daily Telegraph