The Ohio Department of Education says …
In accordance with RC 3327.02, the board of education of a city, exempted village, or local school district may determine that it is impractical to transport a pupil who is eligible for transportation to and from a school under section 3327.01 of the Revised Code.
If the parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the pupil accepts the offer of payment in lieu of providing transportation, and all appropriate documentation and procedures identified in the Revised Code have been completed, the board shall pay the parent, guardian, or other person in charge of the child an amount that shall be determined by the department of education.
Willoughby-Eastlake School District says …
Students who live within the Willoughby-Eastlake City School District and do not have transportation provided by us may be entitled to transportation reimbursement.
We will be implementing new procedures developed by the Ohio Department of Education for “payment in lieu of transportation” for the 2010-11 school year.
- Each child who was eligible for transportation reimbursement for the 2019-20 school year will automatically be eligible for the 2020-21 school year if all factors remain the same.
- It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify us in writing (or by completing an online application) of any changes in their child’s home address or school of attendance.
- It is also necessary to notify us of additional children entering a non-public school.
- Near the end of each school year, the District will verify attendance at the school we have on record for each child, so that we can send reimbursements to parents by the end of June.
All new families (as well as current families with new students) enrolling in a non-public school are responsible for notifying the District, if they wish to receive transportation or payment in lieu of transportation. We must be notified no later than October 9, 2020. Requests received after the deadline will NOT be accepted. The State only gives the District funds for reimbursements based on the number of requests we have received and submitted by their deadline for the current school year.
Reimbursements will not be made if transportation was available but not used. If you have already contacted the transportation department and have been informed that it is impractical to transport your student, please complete the Reimbursement Request.