2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:39-1.3 - Contract for transportation of certain pupils; costs.

18A:39-1.3 Contract for transportation of certain pupils; costs.

1. Any board of education which transports pupils to and from school pursuant to N.J.S.18A:39-1 or a cooperative transportation services agency may enter into a contract for the transportation of public school pupils who are not eligible for transportation services pursuant to N.J.S.18A:39-1 or any other law, and may require that if the parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the child elects to have the pupil transported pursuant to the contract, then the parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the child shall pay all or a part of the costs of that transportation, including, but not limited to, the cost of fuel, driver salaries and insurance. A board of education or a cooperative transportation services agency may also enter into a contract for the transportation of pupils who attend not for profit nonpublic schools and who are not eligible for transportation services pursuant to N.J.S.18A:39-1 or any other law or who receive in-lieu-of transportation payments, and may require that if the parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the child elects to have the pupil transported pursuant to the contract, then the parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the child shall pay all or a part of the costs of that transportation, including, but not limited to, the cost of fuel, driver salaries and insurance.

The costs of the transportation shall be paid at the time and in the manner determined by the board of education or the cooperative transportation services agency, provided that the parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the pupil attending the public or nonpublic school shall pay no more than the per pupil cost of the route for the transportation provided pursuant to this section.

Boards of education shall not receive State transportation aid pursuant to section 15 of P.L.2007, c.260 (C.18A:7F-57) for the transportation of pupils pursuant to this section; however, the pupils shall be included in the calculation of the district's regular vehicle capacity utilization for purposes of the application of the incentive factor pursuant to that section.

A board of education shall notify the Department of Education when it elects to provide transportation for pupils under the provisions of this act.

L.1995, c.106, s.1; amended 2001, c.65, s.1; 2007, c.260, s.64.

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