Nonpublic School Transportation Requests
Parents who place their children in a nonpublic school with important information concerning transportation. Please pay close attention to the following important deadlines and procedures for securing District transportation for your student to a nonpublic school (private and/or parochial schools) for the 2020-2021 School Year.
Nonpublic School Transportation requests are completed at the Central Administration Office at 105 South Madison Avenue Spring Valley, New York.
Please note that requests for transportation to nonpublic schools must be submitted to the transportation department by April 1 each year. Please see note above regarding the 2020-2021 deadline.
Special Education Procedures
Parents of a student classified as a student in need of special education may secure District transportation to their student’s NPS for a distance up to 50 miles from the student’s home if certain conditions are met by the New York Education Law. Parents who are planning on placing their student in a private special education school and are requesting District transportation for the 2020-2021 school year must also submit the Transportation Request Form.
If the NPS special education school is between 15 and 50 miles from the student’s home, then the parent must contact the East Ramapo Central School District Office of Special Student Services to arrange for a review by the District’s Committee on Special Education (CSE).
The Education Law states that students with disabilities parentally placed in private schools who are requesting District transportation beyond 15 miles and up to 50 miles from their home are entitled to such transportation if the child is attending the NPS for receiving services or programs similar to special educational programs recommended for such student by the local CSE. Parents should contact the Special Student Services Office at 845-577-6046 to arrange for a CSE meeting for your student if needed to request District transportation for the 2019-2020 school year as indicated above.
Nonpublic Transportation Deadline Extended to April 15, 2020
Please note that due to the closure of schools pursuant to the Executive Order(s) issued by the Governor for the COVID-19 crisis and recognizing that such requests need to be incorporated into a school district’s budget, the Department directs all public school districts to accept all parental requests for transportation to charter and nonpublic schools submitted on or before April 15, 2020. The Department deems such Executive Order(s) be a reasonable excuse for a delay under Ed. Law 3635.
Parents must complete and submit the District’s Transportation Request Form by April 15, 2020, to request transportation to your student’s NPS for the 2020-2021 school year. A copy of the form is available at the Transportation Office, or can be downloaded from the District’s website.
The Transportation Office will review each application for NPS transportation and will issue a verification of the student’s transportation to the parents. Parents may also want to check with their respective student’s NPS which may coordinate the completion and submission of these forms to the Transportation Office. The Education Law will approve timely requests for transportation to a nonpublic school within 15 miles of the student's home.