The Board of Education will offer subscription bus transportation to and from school for pupils who do not receive transportation provided by the Board in accordance with Policy No. 8600 for Board provided and funded transportation. Subscription busing will be offered in accordance with N.J.S.A.18A:39-1.3 and 1.4. Subscription busing may not be available for all pupils depending on the availability of contracted buses (or district buses) , the cost to provide the transportation service and/or the number of parent(s) or legal guardian(s) that are interested in contracting for such service.

In accordance with the N.J.S.A. 18A:39-1.3, the Board may enter into a contract to provide this subscription busing to pupils with the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) paying all costs of their transportation including but not limited to the cost of the contract and/or the cost of fuel, driver salaries, routes, and insurance, if district bus(es) are used.

The Board will notify the New Jersey Department of Education when it elects to provide subscription transportation in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:39-1.3.

N.J.S.A. 18A:39-1.3; 18A:39-1.4; 18A:39-2

Adopted: 29 March 2005