Who must be transported?

In accordance with State law, NJSA 18A:39-1, all public elementary school students (K-8) who live more than 2 miles from their school and all public secondary school students (9-12) who reside more than 2 ½ miles from their school are entitled to transportation.  These students are said to live “remote from school”.  Whenever any school district is required to provide transportation to students attending remote public school programs, students attending nonpublic schools who meet those distance requirements must also be entitled to transportation services.  In addition, any student classified with special needs whose education meets these distance requirements or for whom transportation is required in the student’s Individual Education Plan must be transported.