Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
In accordance with New York State Education Law, free transportation for the 2013–14 school year will be available to children attending private or parochial school who meet these walking distance-from-school requirements: To be eligible for free transportation, the walking distance from a pupil’s home to a private or parochial school must exceed 0.5 mile for students in grades K–5; 0.75 mile for students in grades 6–8; and 1 mile for students in grades 9–12. Transportation is limited to a maximum distance of 15 miles. Other rules may apply to children with disabilities (please consult with Pupil Services, 441-4970).
Residents of the Great Neck school district who seek free bus transportation for their children to private or parochial school in September, and who meet the walking-distance requirements above, must submit an application, hand-delivered or postmarked, by April 1, to: Transportation Office, Great Neck Public Schools, 345 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, NY 11020. This April 1 deadline is determined by state law. The “Non-Public School Transportation Request Form” is available on the district website (www.greatneck.k12.ny.us). Click on “Forms” in the blue left-hand column, then on “Transportation.” Info: Great Neck Public Schools, 441-4060, on school days.