Transportation Registration For Nonpublic Schools

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busIn accordance with New York State Education Law, free transportation for the 2016–17 school year will be available to children attending nonpublic schools who meet the following walking-distance-from-school requirements. To be eligible for free transportation, the walking distance from a student’s home to a nonpublic school must exceed .5 mile for students in grades K to 5; .75 mile for students in grades 6 to 8; and 1 mile for students in grades 9 to 12. Transportation is limited to a maximum distance of 15 miles. Other rules may apply for children with disabilities. Consult with the office of Pupil Personnel & Psychological Services at 516-441-4970.

Residents of the Great Neck School District who seek free bus transportation for their children to nonpublic schools in September 2016, and who meet the walking-
distance requirements above, must submit an application, hand-delivered or postmarked by April 1, to the Transportation Office, Great Neck Public Schools, 345 Lakeville Rd., Great Neck, NY 11020. The April 1 deadline is mandated by state law. The Non-Public School Transportation Request Form is available on the district website at www.greatneck.k12.ny.us. Click on Forms in the blue left-hand column, then on Transportation.

For more information, call the Great Neck Public Schools Transportation Office on school days at 516-441-4060.

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