Policy 801.03

Special Education Student Transportation

Transportation of students who require special education services shall generally be provided as for other students, when appropriate.

Transportation of a student to and from a special education support service is a function of that service, and shall be specified in the individual education program. When the IEP team determines that unique transportation arrangements are required and the arrangements are specified in the IEP, the school district will provide one or more of the following transportation arrangements for instructional services:

Transportation from the student’s residence to the location of the special education program and back to the student’s residence. Special assistance or adaptations in getting the student to and from and on and off the vehicle, en route to and from the special education program. Reimbursement of the actual costs of transportation when by mutual agreement the parents provide transportation for the student to and from the special education program.

Legal Reference:
20 U.S.C. §§ 1401, 1701 et seq. (1994).
34 C.F.R. Pt. 300 et seq. (1996).

Approved: September 11, 2006