Oostburg Christian School recognizes that all students who attend our school will not meet the school district requirements for transportation services from the district. We have purchased vans to provide transportation for students who cannot or do not receive bussing from their school district. There will be some minimal costs involved for the transport of students who receive this service.
TRANSPORTATION TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS-GENERAL INFORMATION (from the Department of Public Instruction website):
According to Wisconsin law, a pupil attending a private elementary or high school, including four- and five-year-old kindergarten in Wisconsin is entitled to transportation provided by the public school district in which the student resides, if certain criteria are met.
The following information will discuss pupil eligibility for transportation services, private school attendance areas and allowable methods of providing transportation.
Section 121.54(2)(b)1., Wis. Stats., specifies that in order to be eligible to receive transportation services from the school district in which the private school pupil resides, all of the following criteria must be met:
1. The pupil resides 2 miles or more from the private school he/she attends;
2. The pupil resides within the private school's approved attendance area; and
3. The private school is located within the boundaries of the pupil's resident school district or not more than 5 miles beyond the boundaries of the school district measured along the usually traveled route. In a union high school district, with underlying elementary districts, the 5 miles from the district's boundaries is measured from the union high school district boundaries, not from each of the elementary school district's boundaries.
Generally, a school district is required to provide transportation to private school pupils who meet all of the above criteria. However, certain school districts that contain all or part of a city may elect not to transport eligible public and private school pupils. This exception to the transportation requirement is discussed under "City Option" below.
The obligation to provide transportation to a pupil enrolled in a private school only applies to the school district in which the pupil resides. A school district is not required to provide transportation to a nonresident private school pupil, even if the private school the pupil attends is located within that school district.
More information can be found at http://sms.dpi.wi.gov/sms_trprvgen