This memorandum replaces guidance issued on March 16, 2009. Please note the bold text has been updated.
I write this brief memo to provide you with the most current information on the mileage reimbursement for parents who:
Effective May 22, 2011, state employees are eligible to receive 45¢ per mile reimbursement. I remind you that the regulation at 603 CMR 28.07(6) requires that school districts reimburse parents at the same rate as state employees. Forty five cents per mile represents an increase of 5¢ over the previous rate of 40¢ per mile. The reason for the increase is the significant rise in the price of gasoline. Mileage is determined based on a direct route between the student's home and school. No parent is obligated to provide such transportation.
The Department has received questions regarding implementation of this regulation and provides the following additional guidance:
Thank you for your attention to this matter and for sharing this information with parents in your school community, as appropriate.
Last Updated: June 1, 2011
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