Pupil Transportation

Transportation Between School And A Child Care Location For Grades K-8

  • A board of education, at its discretion, may provide transportation between before/after child care locations and school, but only for children attending public or nonpublic schools located within the school district in which the child resides.
  • A child care location shall mean a place situated within the school district, other than the child's home, where care for less than 24 hours a day is provided on a regular basis. This definition includes, but is not limited to, a variety of child care services such as day care centers and in-home care by relatives and non-relatives.
  • Where a school district has more than one elementary school, such transportation may be restricted to “child care locations within the attendance zone of the school the child attends, and to child day care centers and school age child care programs licensed or registered pursuant to Section 390 of the Social Services Law located anywhere within the school district.” Transportation to such licensed or registered programs may not be limited to a school attendance zone, but must be provided anywhere within the school district.
  • Children are eligible for such transportation where the distance between the child care location and school exceeds the district's eligibility distance for transportation between home and school. Consequently, a child may be eligible for transportation to or from a child care location even though not eligible for transportation to or from home.
  • Written requests for transportation to or from a child care location must be submitted by the parent or legal guardian not later than April 1.
Last Updated: August 15, 2012