(A) Fees for routine school transportation:
No pupil charge shall be made for transporting pupils to and from regular day classes when that transportation is provided in accordance with section 3327.01 of the Revised Code. This applies equally to buses owned by school boards, non-public schools, community schools, STEM schools, and county boards of developmental disabilities as well as buses operated under contract for one of the these agencies.
This rule does not apply to private transportation arranged for or by parents or other groups not related to the educating school board, non-public school, community school, STEM school, or county board or developmental disabilities.
(B) Fees for non-routine school transportation during the school day:
No pupil charge shall be made for transporting pupils to and from educational field-trips during school days. This applies equally to buses owned by school boards, non-public schools, community schools, STEM schools, and county boards of developmental disabilities as well as buses operated under contract for an agency described in paragraph (A) of this rule.
(C) Fees for non-routine school transportation outside of the school day:
A fee not to exceed actual costs may be assessed for transportation to and from educational field trips on non-school days.
(D) Requirement to recover cost:
The board of education or county board of developmental disabilities shall recover an amount not to exceed the actual operational costs associated with non-routine use of school buses when that transportation is provided for agencies other than those directly related to the bus owner.
(E) Identification of costs when recovery is required:
Districts may charge both an hourly rate and mileage fee when costs are to be recovered.
The following costs, as reported on the district's T-2 reports, shall be used in determination of fees to be charged when a recovery cost is required:
(1) Driver salary and benefits;