Pupil Transportation

Emergency Transportation Contracts - (31 Calendar Days)


   Section 305 (14) (b) of Education Law authorizes a board of education to award an emergency transportation contract, without competitive bidding, for a period not to exceed one month. Such contracts may be awarded in the case of an emergency arising out of an accident or other unforeseen occurrence, where a board of education must take immediate action which cannot await competitive bidding. The purpose of this statutory provision is to give a board of education a one-month period in which to advertise for competitive bids for a contract to cover the remainder of the school year. Where possible, it is a good practice for the board of education, before awarding an emergency contract, to adopt a resolution declaring an emergency and setting forth the facts upon which the declaration is based.

Last Updated: June 3, 2014