3250 AR - Transportation Fees


Business and Noninstructional Operations
Administrative Regulation No. 3250
Regulation Reviewed:  December 13, 2007


Fee Schedule and Collection

Transportation fees charged by the district shall not exceed the statewide average nonsubsidized cost of providing such transportation to a student on a publicly owned or operated transit system, as determined by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  (Education Code 39807.5)

The total amount received by the district from the state and parent/guardian fees shall not exceed the actual operating cost of home-to-school transportation during the fiscal year. If excess fees are collected due to errors in estimated costs, fees shall be reduced in succeeding years. (Education Code 39809.5)

The Governing Board shall certify to the County Superintendent of Schools that the district has levied fees in accordance with law and that, in the event that excess fees have been charged, the fees have been reduced and excess fee revenue eliminated.  (Education Code 39809.5)

Bus passes and tickets shall be sold at all district schools, the transportation department, and at the district office.  No money shall be collected on school buses.

Fees for Additional Services

The district may also charge fees for community recreation as provided in Education Code 39835  (Education Code 10913)

(cf. 3541 - Transportation Routes and Services)

Exemption from Fees

Eligibility for free transportation based on indigency shall be based on the income eligibility scales used for the free and reduced-price lunch program and/or proof of receipt of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

At the beginning of the school year and whenever a new student is enrolled, parents/guardians shall receive information about free transportation eligibility standards, application procedures and appeal procedures.

Elementary students who enroll prior to the first day of school and are placed at a school by an involuntary intradistrict transfer shall be eligible for free transportation for the remainder of that school  year.

All applications and records related to eligibility for free transportation shall be confidential and used only for purposes directly connected with the free transportation program.

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

Students receiving free transportation shall not be identified by the use of special bus passes, tickets, lines, seats or any other means.  They shall in no way be treated differently from other students, nor shall their names be published, posted or announced in any manner or used for any purpose other than the transportation program.

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