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Transportation for public school students
A student attending a public school, including 4- and 5-year-old kindergarten, is entitled by law to transportation by the school district in which the student lives if the student is two or more miles from the nearest public school the pupil is entitled to attend. School districts may also decide to provide transportation for students when not required by law. If a school district decides to provide such transportation to some, but not all students, law requires reasonable uniformity in the minimum distance that pupils attending public and private schools will be transported.
Transportation for private school students
A student attending a private school, including 4- and 5-year-old kindergarten, is entitled to transportation provided by the public school district in which the student resides, under certain conditions. Those conditions are:
- The student lives two miles or more from the private school.
- The student lives within the private school's approved attendance area.
- The private school is located within the boundaries of the students's local public school district or not more than 5 miles beyond the boundaries of the school district measured along the usually traveled route.