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702.8 Bus Usage by Non-Resident Students or Non-Public School Students

The Board has sole discretion to determine the method to be utilized for transporting non-resident school students. Non-resident students paying tuition may be transported on an established public school vehicle route as long as such transportation does not interfere with resident public students' transportation. Non-resident students will obtain the permission of the superintendent or designee prior to being transported by the District.

Parents of resident students who provide transportation for their children attending a non-public school accredited by the Iowa Department of Education will be reimbursed at the established state rate. This reimbursement is paid only if the District receives the funds from the state. If less than the amount of funds necessary to fully reimburse parents of the non-public students is received by the school district, the funds will be prorated.

Continued transportation of non-resident students on a public school vehicle route will be subject to resident public school students' transportation needs. The superintendent will make a recommendation to the Board regarding the method to be used. In making a recommendation to the Board, the superintendent will consider the number of students to be transported, the capacity of the school vehicles, the financial condition of the District and other factors deemed relevant by the Board or the superintendent.

Non-resident students are subject to the same conduct regulations as resident public students as prescribed by Board policy, and to other policies, rules, or regulations developed by the District regarding transportation of students by the District.


Approved: 5/8/89


Revised: 9/17/07; 6/10/13; 2/11/19