Provides that the Rochester city school district may provide transportation to pupils that live more than one-half mile from the school.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the transportation of students in the Rochester city school district
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Notwithstanding any other rule or regulation to the contrary, and specifically 8 NRCRR 156.2 (a), the Rochester city school district may provide transportation to any pupil who lives more than one-half mile from the school. Such routes shall not he included within the calculation of state aid for transportation purposes.
JUSTIFICATION: Currently, pupils who live within 1.5 miles from school have to walk. This poses serious safety concerns to these children. This hill would authorize the Rochester City School District to provide transportation to all pupils who live more than .5 mile from the school without additional cost to the state.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5227 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 14, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- 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 students in the Rochester city school district THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 3602 of the education law is amended by adding a new paragraph f to read as follows: F. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, AND SPECIFICALLY 8 NYCRR 156.2 (A), THE ROCHESTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO ANY PUPIL WHO LIVES MORE THAN ONE-HALF MILE FROM THE SCHOOL. SUCH ROUTES SHALL NOT BE INCLUDED WITHIN THE CALCU- LATION OF STATE AID FOR TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10131-02-3