Transportation

Where a McKinney Vento child or youth chooses to continue enrollment in his/her school of origin, school districts must ensure that transportation is provided. If the homeless child or youth continues to live in the area served by the local educational agency (LEA) where the school of origin is located, the child's or youth's transportation to and from the school of origin shall be provided or arranged by the LEA where the school of origin is located. If the homeless child's or youth's living arrangements in the area served by the LEA of origin terminate, and the child or youth, though continuing his/her education in the school of origin, begins living in an area served by another LEA, the LEA of origin and the LEA in which the homeless child or youth is living shall agree upon a method to apportion the responsibility and costs for providing the child with transportation to and from the school of origin. If the LEAs are unable to agree upon such method, the responsibility and costs for transportation shall be shared equally. Parents/guardians, in either scenario, shall make a good-faith effort to provide or arrange for transportation to the school of origin, including authorizing relatives, friends or a program for homeless persons to provide the child with transportation, however; it is ultimately the school districts' responsibility to ensure that appropriate transportation is provided and in no event shall appropriate transportation not be provided to a McKinney Vento student on any given school day.

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