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Old 05-02-2017, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TCHP View Post
Wow, using public school transportation dollars to transport kids to private school. I'm amazed. No way that would fly around here.
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Yeah it would....(see the voucher argument).
Actually, it would not fly here in CO for religious schools. Colorado has a "Blaine Amendment". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaine_Amendment
The Douglas County religious-school voucher program was struck down by the Colorado Supreme Court.
Colorado Supreme Court rejects Douglas County voucher program – The Denver Post
In addition, the Douglas County school board killed a voucher plan to give vouchers to non-religious schools. School board in Douglas County kills most recent voucher program – The Denver Post
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:05 PM
 
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Actually, it would not fly here in CO for religious schools. Colorado has a "Blaine Amendment". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaine_Amendment
The Douglas County religious-school voucher program was struck down by the Colorado Supreme Court.
Colorado Supreme Court rejects Douglas County voucher program The Denver Post
In addition, the Douglas County school board killed a voucher plan to give vouchers to non-religious schools. School board in Douglas County kills most recent voucher program The Denver Post
So happy about that but there is still a fight going on about vouchers.
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:13 PM
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^^Not surprising.
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:50 PM
 
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Actually, it would not fly here in CO for religious schools. Colorado has a "Blaine Amendment". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaine_Amendment
The Douglas County religious-school voucher program was struck down by the Colorado Supreme Court.
Colorado Supreme Court rejects Douglas County voucher program The Denver Post
In addition, the Douglas County school board killed a voucher plan to give vouchers to non-religious schools. School board in Douglas County kills most recent voucher program The Denver Post
The private schools are probably paying for bussing. I doubt the public school provides it for free. Dougco, for example rents out their buss services to private schools.
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:08 PM
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The private schools are probably paying for bussing. I doubt the public school provides it for free. Dougco, for example rents out their buss services to private schools.
Doubt all you want. Here's an article from Boston: Busing for private pupils scrutinized - The Boston Globe
"The Boston public schools, facing a growing deficit that will lead to severe budget cuts, spend more than $2 million a year to bus students to private and parochial schools around the city, even though the school system has no legal obligation to transport most of them."

From Pennsylvania: http://www.education.pa.gov/Document...0Questions.pdf
"Q. When does a school district have to provide transportation to a nonpublic school?
A. When a school district provides transportation for its public pupils, it must provide transportation services to nonpublic pupils of the same grade level that it is providing for its own pupils. The nonpublic school must be nonprofit and located within ten miles of the district’s boundary, measured by the nearest public road. If the school building in which the pupil is enrolled is not located within the ten-mile distance, the nonpublic pupil is not eligible or transportation, nor are his parents eligible for payment towards transportation costs.
Q. Is the local school district that transports my child to a nonpublic school required to transport her on days when the nonpublic school is in session and the public school is closed?
A. Yes, unless the closure is due to weather conditions."


New York: https://stateaid.nysed.gov/trans/nonpublic.htm
"The mandate for transportation of pupils found in Section 3635 of the Education Law does not distinguish between public and nonpublic schools. Transportation must be provided to elementary (K-8) pupils who live more than two miles from the school they legally attend up to fifteen miles. For pupils in grades nine through twelve, transportation must be provided if they live more than three up to fifteen miles from the school they legally attend. A school district may provide transportation for a lesser or a greater distance, but must be careful to treat all children in like circumstances equally. In measuring distance, the nearest available route from home to school attended is used."

Wisconsin: https://dpi.wi.gov/sms/transportatio...ol-information
"According to Wisconsin law, a pupil attending a private elementary or high school, including four- and five-year-old kindergarten in Wisconsin is entitled to transportation provided by the public school district in which the student resides, if certain criteria are met."

There was a Supreme Court decision about reimbursement for transportation to parochial school students:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everso...d_of_Education
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:46 PM
 
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Doubt all you want. Here's an article from Boston: Busing for private pupils scrutinized - The Boston Globe
"The Boston public schools, facing a growing deficit that will lead to severe budget cuts, spend more than $2 million a year to bus students to private and parochial schools around the city, even though the school system has no legal obligation to transport most of them."

From Pennsylvania: http://www.education.pa.gov/Document...0Questions.pdf
"Q. When does a school district have to provide transportation to a nonpublic school?
A. When a school district provides transportation for its public pupils, it must provide transportation services to nonpublic pupils of the same grade level that it is providing for its own pupils. The nonpublic school must be nonprofit and located within ten miles of the district’s boundary, measured by the nearest public road. If the school building in which the pupil is enrolled is not located within the ten-mile distance, the nonpublic pupil is not eligible or transportation, nor are his parents eligible for payment towards transportation costs.
Q. Is the local school district that transports my child to a nonpublic school required to transport her on days when the nonpublic school is in session and the public school is closed?
A. Yes, unless the closure is due to weather conditions."


New York: https://stateaid.nysed.gov/trans/nonpublic.htm
"The mandate for transportation of pupils found in Section 3635 of the Education Law does not distinguish between public and nonpublic schools. Transportation must be provided to elementary (K-8) pupils who live more than two miles from the school they legally attend up to fifteen miles. For pupils in grades nine through twelve, transportation must be provided if they live more than three up to fifteen miles from the school they legally attend. A school district may provide transportation for a lesser or a greater distance, but must be careful to treat all children in like circumstances equally. In measuring distance, the nearest available route from home to school attended is used."

Wisconsin: https://dpi.wi.gov/sms/transportatio...ol-information
"According to Wisconsin law, a pupil attending a private elementary or high school, including four- and five-year-old kindergarten in Wisconsin is entitled to transportation provided by the public school district in which the student resides, if certain criteria are met."

There was a Supreme Court decision about reimbursement for transportation to parochial school students:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everso...d_of_Education
That's interesting. I guess.

OP might find a private school that pays a public district for bussing in CO.
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