2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:39-1.7 - Purchase of transportation by nonpublic school pupils; conditions.

18A:39-1.7 Purchase of transportation by nonpublic school pupils; conditions.

1. A board of education responsible for the transportation of public school pupils to and from school pursuant to N.J.S.18A:39-1 or a cooperative transportation services agency as identified by the Commissioner of Education may permit nonpublic school pupils who live in or outside of the district and who are not eligible for pupil transportation pursuant to N.J.S.18A:39-1 because the distance from the pupil's residence to the nonpublic school is greater than the mileage limit established pursuant to N.J.S.18A:39-1 or any other law to purchase transportation to the nonpublic school from the board of education or the cooperative transportation services agency provided that:

a. there is available space on the appropriate bus route; and

b. the parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the pupil attending the nonpublic school agrees to transport the pupil to an existing bus stop as determined by the board of education or the cooperative transportation services agency.

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

A board of education or the cooperative transportation services agency shall notify the Department of Education when it elects to provide transportation for pupils under the provisions of 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 these 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.

Prior to providing transportation pursuant to this section to a nonpublic school pupil who lives within the district, a board of education shall determine if the pupil is eligible for transportation or an in-lieu-of payment pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1999, c.350 (C.18A:39-1.6). If the board of education determines that the pupil is eligible for transportation or an in-lieu-of payment pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1999, c.350 (C.18A:39-1.6), then that provision of law shall govern the transportation services provided to the pupil by the board of education.

L.2000, c.114, s.1; amended 2007, c.260. s.65.

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