Requests for private, parochial school busing due by April 1
School transportation officials around the region remind parents who plan to send their children to private or parochial schools in 2013-14 that the deadline to file transportation requests is April 1.
Districts need to know how many students they will have to transport and to what schools as school boards finalize their 2013-14 budgets in early to mid-April.
Adding a new bus route costs more than $30,000, transportation directors in different school districts have noted.
Families who miss the deadline risk having applications rejected.
Accommodations for families who miss the deadline typically are considered on an individual basis. Students often can be picked up only at a place to which a bus already is headed so it does not cost any extra money.
Families who move to a district after April 1 will have 30 days to submit their requests.
Parents and guardians should check with their home district’s transportation office regarding their children’s eligibility for transportation.
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