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Non-Public Transportation Request and Information

Non-Public Transportation Request

Do you need transportation to a non-public, community, or chartered school?
Are you interested in Payment in Lieu of Transportation? 

Please read the following information. 

Transportation Eligibility for Chartered Nonpublic & Community Schools
The following information comes from the Ohio Department of Education Chartered Nonpublic and Community Schools HandbookIf you wish to better understand this process, please follow the link above.
 
Pupils enrolled in chartered nonpublic or community schools may be entitled to pupil transportation services from Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. 
STEP 1 - Contact the Indian Hill EVSD Transportation Department by filling out the Nonpublic Transportation Registration Form
 
STEP 2 - Upon receipt of student information from parent/guardian, staff at Indian Hill EVSD will follow the State of Ohio procedures to determine whether the child is eligible for transportation. These guidelines can be found in the Handbook from ODE referenced above.
 
Deeming A Student Impractical to Transport 
The transportation department will contact you after the request has been assessed. If it is determined that the chosen school and student meet eligibility requirements we will contact you with the students route information. Sometimes it is determined that transportation of a student to the chosen school is impractical. Ohio law allows for public schools to determine the impracticality of transportation after the consideration of the following factors: 
a. the time and distance required to provide such transportation;
b. the number of pupils to be transported;
c. the cost of providing transportation in terms of equipment, maintenance, personnel, and administration;
d. whether similar or equivalent service is provided to other pupils eligible for transportation;
e. whether and to what extent the additional service unavoidably disrupts current transportation schedules; and/or
f. whether other reimbursable types of transportation are available.
If you are contacted and told that transportation would be impractical due to one of the above factors we will begin the official process of petitioning the Indian Hill Board of Education to deem the transportation of the student as impractical. Please see the next section for the next steps in the process.
Payment in Lieu of Transportation
Only after the above procedures of eligibility and impracticality are met will payment in lieu of transportation be considered.
 
The following steps will be taken to determine payment in lieu of transportation:
STEP 1 -  The Indian Hill Board of Education will be presented with a resolution declaring the transportation of named student to named school as impractical. If the Board of Education finds the above impractical;
STEP 2 - The Board of Education will then provide the parent/guardian with notification of the resolution and ask the parent to accept or reject the determination.
STEP 3 - The parent/guardian must acknowledge and return the waiver form to confirm their acceptance or rejection  within two weeks of the boards resolution.
 
If the waiver is accepted and returned by the deadline:  
            Indian Hill Transportation Department will verify attendance for the school identified, at the end of the school year. If during the verification process it is determined that the student did not attend the entire school year, the check may be prorated. The board will receive the invoice for payment in lieu of transportation at a regularly scheduled June board meeting. As long as your student remains in the school stated and verification can be made by the transportation department, no further action is required on the parent/guardians part. If your student changes to a different nonpublic school and you still live in the district you will need to start the process again by requesting transportation to the new school.
 
If the waiver is rejected and returned by the deadline:
            Please note on page three, last paragraph in the aforementioned handbook. "The State board of Education's decision is binding in subsequent years and on future parties in interest provided the facts of the determination remain comparable." 
This means that if a student from the school you would like transportation to has been deemed impractical, this will be binding under most circumstances for the current student.
            If we do not receive an acceptance to waive transportation in lieu of payment by the deadline, you will not be considered for payment in lieu of transportation. 
 
If you have any questions, please call the Diane Spurlock, Transportation Director 513.272.4532.