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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Mar 14, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S4194
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S4194 - Details
S4194 - Summary
Authorizes a school district in the village of Tuckahoe, by resolution, to limit transportation of students to 7 miles.
S4194 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4194 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the transportation of children residing in a school district in the village of Tuckahoe PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to give the school district of the village of Tuckahoe additional flexibility in shaping their own school transportation plans to transport children to public or private schools. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Education Law section 3635(1) to authorize the school district in the village of Tuckahoe to reduce their obligation to transport school children from home to school from the current state mandated 15 miles to 7 miles. Such mileage restriction in the scope of transporting school district children must be adopted pursuant to a school board resolution. JUSTIFICATION: Current law establishes an obligation for school districts to transport children at least 15 miles each way from home to school and then back to home again. While this requirement may be sound for school districts of large geographical size, it may be a burden to smaller school districts such the village of Tuckahoe which is only 2.25 sq/miles in size. This bill merely. authorizes the school district of the village of
S4194 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4194 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 14, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the transportation of children residing in a school district in the village of Tuckahoe THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs a, b and e of subdivision 1 of section 3635 of the education law, paragraph a as amended by section 11 of part A of chapter 97 of the laws of 2011, paragraph b as amended by chapter 718 of the laws of 1990, subparagraph (i) of paragraph b as amended by chapter 571 of the laws of 1994 and paragraph e as amended by chapter 665 of the laws of 1990, are amended to read as follows: a. Sufficient transportation facilities (including the operation and maintenance of motor vehicles) shall be provided by the school district for all the children residing within the school district to and from the school they legally attend, who are in need of such transportation because of the remoteness of the school to the child or for the promotion of the best interest of such children. Such transportation shall be provided for all children attending grades kindergarten through eight who live more than two miles from the school which they legally attend and for all children attending grades nine through twelve who live more than three miles from the school which they legally attend and shall be provided for each such child up to a distance of fifteen miles, EXCEPT UPON THE ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION, LIMITING SUCH TRANSPORTATION TO SEVEN MILES, BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE VILLAGE OF TUCKAHOE, the distances in each case being measured by the nearest available route from home to school. The cost of providing such transportation between two or three miles, as the case may be, and SEVEN OR fifteen miles, AS THE CASE MAY BE, shall be considered for the purposes of this chapter to be a charge upon the district and an ordi- nary contingent expense of the district. Transportation for a lesser EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05056-01-3
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