Transportation For Students
Who Live More Than 15 Miles From A Nonpublic School
- Education Law requires a school district
to transport students who live more than 15 miles from a nonpublic school,
where a student residing within 15 miles is receiving transportation
to the same school. The students residing beyond 15 miles must be transported
from a centralized pickup point, which can only be a public school building.
The school district may provide transportation between a student's home
and the centralized pickup point only where the student's home is located
on an established route leading to the centralized pickup point and
where such transportation does not result in an additional cost to the
- A board of education,
at its discretion, may transport nonpublic school pupils who
live beyond 15 miles, by means of a centralized pickup point,
even though there are no pupils living within 15 miles, when
transportation was provided to the same nonpublic school in at
least one of the preceding three school years and the centralized
pickup point is not more than 15 miles from the nonpublic school.
Under these circumstances, a school district cannot provide transportation
between the student's home and the centralized pickup point.
June 11, 2009