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School Finance: Transportation

Pupil Transportation Guide: A Guide for Massachusetts School Administrators

August 1996

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Day Care Centers - Pupil Transportation

  1. Student walks one mile to school of attendance and is transported in excess of 1½ miles one direction from school of attendance to an Office For Children approved day care center.

    The walking distance from residence to school of attendance is not a reimbursable distance but the distance from school of attendance and Office For Children approved day care center is reimbursable under the provisions of Chapter 71, Sections 7A 0r 16C.
     1 mile or less
    Residence----------- >School of Attendance------ > Approved Day Care
     1-1/2 miles or more

  2. Student transported in excess of 1-1/2 mile one direction from home to school of attendance and is transported in excess of 1-1/2 miles one direction to an Office For Children approved day care center.

    The distance from home to school and to Office For Children approved day care center is reimbursable under the provisions of Chapter 71, Sections 7A or 16C.
     1 mile or more
    Residence----------- >School of Attendance------ > Approved Day Care
     1-1/2 miles or more

  3. Student is located at an Office For Children approved day care center which is in excess of 1-1/2 miles from school of attendance and is transported to school of attendance and returned to the same day care center at the conclusion of the school day.

    The distance to and from the school of attendance and Office For Children approved day care center is reimbursable under the provisions of Chapter 71, Sections 7A or 16C.
     1-1/2 miles or more 
    Day Care Center--------- >
    < ----------
    School of Attendance
     1-1/2 miles or more 

Additional Reimbursement Considerations

  1. A Special Education student transported as required by an educational plan would be subject to reimbursement under the provisions of Chapter 71B, Section 14, as amended. There are no mileage limits.
  2. A Transitional/Bilingual Education student transported in excess of 1-1/2 miles one direction would be subject to reimbursement under the provisions of Chapter 71A, Section B, as amended.
  3. A pupil transported in excess of 1-1/2 miles one direction to an approved Occupational Education day program located in another town one direction shall be reimbursed under the provisions of Chapter 74, Section 8A.
  4. A student who is transported to another city, town, or regional school district in order to reduce or eliminate racial balance or racial isolation would be subject to reimbursement under the provisions of Chapter 71, Section 37D. There are no mileage requirements.


Last Updated: August 1, 1996
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