Non-Resident Pupil Transportation

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Students are allowed to enroll in vocational education programs outside of the school district they live in, if their home district does not offer it. When this occurs, state law requires that the sending school districts pay the cost of transportation. The state offers reimbursements to the resident school districts for the cost of sending these students to other districts through the non-resident transportation line-item.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides a uniform reimbursement rate for non-resident transportation based on the state's total appropriation each year. Between the FY 2010 and FY 2014, this reimbursement rate averaged 26 percent of the full transportation costs.

Updated January 2016

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