When is parental reimbursement to transport the parents' children an option?
A district may require parents/guardians to furnish transportation for their children who are entitled to transportation (and must provide reimbursement to the parent/guardian) in the following circumstances:
- Where transportation by school bus is impractical.
- Where necessary to implement a whole grade sharing agreement, or
- Where school bus service is not available.
Iowa Code -- 285.1(3).
This reimbursement is set by law at an annual amount of $80 plus 75% of the difference between $80 and the previous school year's statewide average per pupil transportation cost.