Pupils can also benefit from the 9-euro ticket - during school hours and during the holidays. Education Minister Oldenburg did the math.
Schwerin (dpa / mv) - According to Minister of Education Simone Oldenburg (left), schoolchildren can also benefit from the 9-euro ticket. This affects, for example, children who attend a school other than the local school, the minister explained. Even elementary school students who live less than two kilometers from the school and older students whose school is less than four kilometers away would have to pay for their own way to school. For these students, for example, the student ticket in the Northwest Mecklenburg district costs up to 80 euros a month. This is now for 9 euros.
The summer holidays in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania last from July 4th to August 13th this year. The cheap ticket for 9 euros a month is available from the beginning of June to the end of August. Pupils can therefore benefit from this in seven weeks of school time. "I am pleased that we can relieve parents with more than 100 euros in the three months of June, July and August," said Oldenburg.
In addition, the children and young people could also use the 9-euro ticket during the holidays. "In this case, too, you save money, because the 9-euro ticket is even cheaper than the previous holiday ticket with 13 euros per month," it said.