Children in need of special services mileage allowance revised.
be amended to read as follows:
If appropriate bus service is not provided by a school district, the parents or
guardian of any child in need of special education or special education and related services, when
legally assigned, are eligible for necessary transportation compensation for their child as
in § 13-30-3 or as
determined by the
individualized education program team
In no case may the mileage reimbursement rate be less than the rate established pursuant to § 3-9-
However, the maximum may not exceed nineteen hundred fifty dollars per family per year
unless additional mileage is approved by the board.
If appropriate to maintain family bonding and
if it is not practical to transport the child, mileage may be paid to the parents for trips to the facility
where services are being provided to the child. In lieu of compensation for mileage, a district may
pay the actual cost of transportation by common carrier or of bus service provided by contract with
the facility in which the child is enrolled. The district wherein a child in need of special education
or special education and related services has school residence shall pay the transportation expenses
from the district's special education fund.