SENATE BILL No. 1046

 

 

September 6, 2016, Introduced by Senator COLBECK and referred to the Committee on Education.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled

 

"The revised school code,"

 

by amending section 1321 (MCL 380.1321), as amended by 2008 PA 1.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1321. (1) Subject to the balance of Except as otherwise

 

provided in this section, the if a board of a school district

 

providing provides transportation for its resident pupils, other

 

than students with a disability transported under article 3 or

 

other pupils who cannot safely walk to school, the school board

 

shall provide transportation to and from school for each resident

 

public or nonpublic school pupil if all both of the following

 

requirements are met:

 

     (a) The school district provides transportation for the

 


elementary school level, middle or junior high school level, or

 

high school level, as defined by the local school board, in which

 

the pupil is enrolled.

 

     (b) The pupil is a person for whom the school district is

 

eligible to receive state school aid for transportation.

 

     (b) (c) The pupil is attending attends either the public or

 

the nearest state approved nonpublic school in the school district

 

to which the pupil is eligible to be admitted.

 

     (2) Transportation provided under subsection (1) shall be

 

without charge to the resident pupil, the parent, guardian, or

 

person standing in loco parentis to the pupil.

 

     (3) A school district is not required to transport or pay for

 

transportation of a resident pupil living within 1-1/2 miles, by

 

the nearest traveled route, to the public or state approved

 

nonpublic school in which the pupil is enrolled. A school district

 

is not required to transport or pay for the transportation of a

 

resident pupil attending a nonpublic school who lives in an area

 

less than 1-1/2 miles from a public school in which public school

 

pupils are not transported, except that the school district is

 

required to shall transport or pay for the transportation of the

 

resident pupil from the public school within the area to the

 

nonpublic school the pupil attends.

 

     (4) A school district is not required to transport or pay for

 

the transportation of resident pupils to state approved nonpublic

 

schools located outside the district unless the school district

 

transports some of its resident pupils, other than students with a

 

disability under article 3, to public schools located outside the


district, in which case the school district shall transport or pay

 

for the transportation of resident pupils attending a state

 

approved nonpublic school at least to the distance of the public

 

schools located outside the district to which the district

 

transports resident pupils and in the same general direction.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.