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Transportation for Non-Public Schools During Weather Emergencies

February 3, 2021

When a school district is in session remotely or otherwise, pupil transportation must be provided to students attending religious and independent schools, charter schools or students whose individualized education program (IEP) have placed them out of district. 

In the event that the change to remote instruction is due to a snow or other weather emergency, such change will likely impact transportation for students attending school outside of the district.  Decisions not to transport need to be based on real-time information relevant to the safety of students, staff and vehicles.  School districts and religious and independent schools, charter schools and other programs are encouraged, and reminded, to work together to ensure continuity of education while ensuring that transportation can be provided in a safe and efficient manner.