THE REVISED SCHOOL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1976
380.1321 Transportation for pupils; requirements; payment.
(1) Subject to the balance of this section, the board of a school district providing transportation for its resident pupils, other than students with a disability transported under article 3 or other pupils who cannot safely walk to school, shall provide transportation for each resident public or nonpublic school pupil if all of the following requirements are met:
(a) The school district provides transportation for the elementary school level, middle or junior high school level, or high school level, as defined by the local school board, in which the pupil is enrolled.
(b) The pupil is a person for whom the school district is eligible to receive state school aid for transportation.
(c) The pupil is attending either the public or the nearest state approved nonpublic school in the school district to which the pupil is eligible to be admitted.
(2) Transportation provided under subsection (1) shall be without charge to the resident pupil, the parent, guardian, or person standing in loco parentis to the pupil.
(3) A school district is not required to transport or pay for transportation of a resident pupil living within 1-1/2 miles, by the nearest traveled route, to the public or state approved nonpublic school in which the pupil is enrolled. A school district is not required to transport or pay for the transportation of a resident pupil attending a nonpublic school who lives in an area less than 1-1/2 miles from a public school in which public school pupils are not transported, except that the school district is required to transport or pay for the transportation of the resident pupil from the public school within the area to the nonpublic school the pupil attends.
(4) A school district is not required to transport or pay for the transportation of resident pupils to state approved nonpublic schools located outside the district unless the school district transports some of its resident pupils, other than students with a disability under article 3, to public schools located outside the district, in which case the school district shall transport or pay for the transportation of resident pupils attending a state approved nonpublic school at least to the distance of the public schools located outside the district to which the district transports resident pupils and in the same general direction.
History: 1976, Act 451, Imd. Eff. Jan. 13, 1977
Am. 1982, Act 20, Imd. Eff. Mar. 4, 1982
Am. 1990, Act 163, Imd. Eff. July 2, 1990
Am. 2008, Act 1, Imd. Eff. Jan. 11, 2008
Popular Name: Act 451
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