The board of education of a school district that owns and operates buses for transporting pupils to and from school may contract with a nonpublic school located within the district to make available to the nonpublic school under a lease agreement, one or more of the district's buses to be used by the nonpublic school for transporting nonpublic school pupils to and from a school related activity that would be an approved school related activity if it were being offered by a public school within the district to public school pupils. All state board of education regulations governing the use of such buses by public schools while transporting pupils to and from school related activities shall be applicable to their use by the nonpublic school. The cost to the nonpublic school of leasing such buses shall not exceed the costs of operating such buses, as determined by the board of education of the school district. The charge to be made to the nonpublic school for the use of the buses shall be specified in the contract entered into pursuant to this section.
Effective Date: 09-30-1974 .