Because the cost of providing student transportation exceeds funding provided by the state, the Board of Education finds it necessary to charge student transportation fees.

Proposed transportation fee schedules shall be submitted for approval by the Board of Education. Fees shall be determined based on operating costs and in accordance with the law.

The total amount received for transportation from the state and parent/guardian fees shall not exceed the actual operating cost of home-to-school transportation during the school year.

No charge shall be made for the transportation of special education students whose Individual Education Plan requires transportation due to a disabling condition or of students whose parents/guardians are determined indigent pursuant to administrative regulations.

Upon approval of a transportation fee schedule, the Board shall certify to the county superintendent that the district has levied fees in accordance with law.

Legal Reference:

Education Code
35330 Excursions or field trips
39800-39860 Transportation, especially:
39807.5 Payment of transportation cost; amount of payment
39809.5 Excess fees, adjustments
41850 Home-to-school and special education transportation
49557 Applications for free and reduced price meals
49558 Confidentiality of applications and records
56026 Individuals with exceptional needs
Arcadia Unified School District et al v. State Department of Education and Salazar, 5 Cal. Rptr. 2d 5457 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS Section 245.8(a)
Management Resources: CDE Management Advisory
0500.92 Implementation of Special Education Transportation Apportionment r#9202)
0619.92 Fees for Pupil Transportation #92-05)

Policy Adopted: September 25, 1992
Policy Revised: January 14, 2003

Administrative Regulation 3540: Transportation Fees

Administrative Regulation 3540.1: Home-to-School Transportation Limits