(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no board of education of any school district shall provide transportation for any pupil who is a school resident of another school district unless the pupil is enrolled pursuant to section 3313.98 of the Revised Code or the board of the other district has given its written consent thereto. If the board of any school district files with the state board of education a written complaint that transportation for resident pupils is being provided by the board of another school district contrary to this division, the state board of education shall make an investigation of such complaint. If the state board of education finds that transportation is being provided contrary to this section, it may withdraw from state funds due the offending district any part of the amount that has been approved for transportation pursuant to section 3317.0212 of the Revised Code or other provisions of law.
(B) Notwithstanding division (D) of section 3311.19 and division (D) of section 3311.52 of the Revised Code, this division does not apply to any joint vocational or cooperative education school district.
A board of education may provide transportation to and from the nonpublic school of attendance if both of the following apply:
(1) The parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the pupil agrees to pay the board for all costs incurred in providing the transportation that are not reimbursed pursuant to Chapter 3317. of the Revised Code;
(2) The pupil's school district of residence does not provide transportation for public school pupils of the same grade as the pupil being transported under this division, or that district is not required under section 3327.01 of the Revised Code to transport the pupil to and from the nonpublic school because the direct travel time to the nonpublic school is more than thirty minutes.
Upon receipt of the request to provide transportation, the board shall review the request and determine whether the board will accommodate the request. If the board agrees to transport the pupil, the board may transport the pupil to and from the nonpublic school and a collection point in the district, as determined by the board. If the board transports the pupil, the board may include the pupil in the district's transportation ADM reported to the department of education under section 3317.03 of the Revised Code and, accordingly, may receive a state payment under section 3317.0212 of the Revised Code or other provisions of law for transporting the pupil.
If the board declines to transport the pupil, the board, in a written communication to the parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the pupil, shall state the reasons for declining the request.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 6/30/2011.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 07-01-1998; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007