Private and Parochial School Transportation
Transportation Services for Non-Public Schools File: EEAA
accordance with state law, the district shall provide transportation to
students attending state accredited non-public, private and parochial
schools within or outside the district. This transportation shall be
under similar or like circumstances.
If the district provides
transportation to non-public schools for students living within the
applicable mile limits, it must establish a centralized pickup point for
the transportation to such non-public schools for students living
beyond the mileage range.
At its discretion, the district may
provide transportation for students residing in the district to
non-public schools located more than fifteen miles from the home of a
student if such transportation has been provided to the non-public
school in at least one of the immediately preceding three school years
and such transportation is to be provided from one or more centralized
pick-up points. The distance from a pick-up point to the non-public
school is not to exceed fifteen miles.
The request for
receiving transportation to such schools outside the district must be
made in writing by April 1st preceding the school year in which
transportation is desired.
If a child is not a distriçt
resident on April 1st, written request must be submitted within 30 days
after establishing residence.
The district may waive the above
deadline dates in cases in which the district is already transporting to
the school requested only if there is seating space available on the
vehicle, and if the additional student can be accommodated within the
time parameters of that route at no additional cost to the district.
Such accommodation shall not interfere with prior or subsequent trips
for the vehicle.
Education Law § 3635.15