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Transportation Eligibility for Non-Public & Charter Schools

 Transportation Eligibility for Chartered Nonpublic & Community Schools
The following information comes from the Transportation Service for  Chartered Nonpublic and Community Schools Handbookfrom the Ohio Department of Education. If 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 
If it is determined that the chosen school and student meet eligibility requirements it is sometimes 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.
 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 the determination.
STEP 3 - The parent/guardian must acknowledge and return the waiver form to confirm their acceptance 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. The board will receive the invoice for payment in lieu of transportation at a regularly scheduled June board meeting. If during the verification process it is determined that the student did not attend the entire school year, the check may be prorated. 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.
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 Indian Hill Transportation Department at 513.272.4531