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72-6487. Transportation of students; authorization to provide or furnish; required, when; suspension or revocation of privilege or entitlement; fees, authorization to prescribe and collect, limitations, disposition. (a) The board of education of a school district may provide or furnish transportation for students who are enrolled in the school district to or from any school of the school district or to or from any school of another school district attended by such students in accordance with the provisions of an agreement entered into under authority of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-13,101, and amendments thereto.

(b) (1) When any or all of the conditions specified in this provision exist, the board of education of a school district shall provide or furnish transportation for students who reside in the school district and who attend any school of the school district or who attend any school of another school district in accordance with the provisions of an agreement entered into under authority of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-13,101, and amendments thereto. The conditions which apply to the requirements of this provision are as follows:

(A) The residence of the student is inside or outside the corporate limits of a city, the school building attended is outside the corporate limits of a city and the school building attended is more than 21/2 miles by the usually traveled road from the residence of the student; or

(B) the residence of the student is outside the corporate limits of a city, the school building attended is inside the corporate limits of a city and the school building attended is more than 21/2 miles by the usually traveled road from the residence of the student; or

(C) the residence of the student is inside the corporate limits of one city, the school building attended is inside the corporate limits of a different city and the school building attended is more than 21/2 miles by the usually traveled road from the residence of the student.

(2) The provisions of this subsection are subject to the provisions of subsections (c) and (d).

(c) The board of education of every school district is authorized to adopt rules and regulations to govern the conduct, control and discipline of all students while being transported in school buses. The board may suspend or revoke the transportation privilege or entitlement of any student who violates any rules and regulations adopted by the boardunder authority of this subsection.

(d) The board of education of every school district may suspend or revoke the transportation privilege or entitlement of any student who is detained at school at the conclusion of the school day for violation of any rules and regulations governing student conduct or for disobedience of an order of a teacher or other school authority. Suspension or revocation of the transportation privilege or entitlement of any student specified in this subsection shall be limited to the school day or days on which the student is detained at school. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to any student who has been determined to be an exceptional child, except gifted children, under the provisions of the special education for exceptional children act.

(e) (1) Subject to the limitations specified in this subsection, the board of education of any school district may prescribe and collect fees to offset, totally or in part, the costs incurred for the provision or furnishing of transportation for students. The limitations which apply to the authorization granted by this subsection are as follows:

(A) Fees for the provision or furnishing of transportation for students shall be prescribed and collected only to recover the costs incurred as a result of and directly attributable to the provision or furnishing of transportation for students and only to the extent that such costs are not reimbursed from any other source provided by law;

(B) fees for the provision or furnishing of transportation may not be assessed against or collected from any student who is counted in determining the transportation weighting of the school district under the Kansas school equity and enhancement act, K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-5131 et seq., and amendments thereto, or any student who is determined to be a child with disabilities under the provisions of the special education for exceptional children act or any student who is eligible for free or reduced price meals under the national school lunch act or any student who is entitled to transportation under the provisions of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-6491(a), and amendments thereto, and who resides 21/2 miles or more by the regular route of a school bus from the school attended;

(C) fees for the provision or furnishing of transportation for students in accordance with the provisions of an agreement entered into under authority of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 72-13,101 or 72-6492, and amendments thereto, shall be controlled by the provisions of the agreement.

(2) All moneys received by a school district from fees collected under this subsection shall be deposited in the general fund of the district.

History: L. 1968, ch. 401, § 2; L. 1971, ch. 244, § 1; L. 1973, ch. 299, § 1; L. 1976, ch. 322, § 1; L. 1977, ch. 259, § 1; L. 1980, ch. 224, § 1; L. 1981, ch. 294, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 261, § 17; L. 1984, ch. 270, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 262, § 5; L. 1996, ch. 141, § 3; L. 1997, ch. 183, § 3; L. 2000, ch. 155, § 4; L. 2003, ch. 116, § 12; L. 2015, ch. 4, § 58; L. 2017, ch. 95, § 85; July 1.



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