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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1199         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1051

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. Dwyer

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to school transportation.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

Paul J. Andrews

Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1199        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1051

By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1051) of James J. Dwyer, Stephen L. DiNatale and John J. Binienda relative to the reimbursement by the Commonwealth of the cost of school transportation.  Education.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to school transportation.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 71 , Section 68 is hereby amended by adding after the fourth sentence thereof the following:

              The Commonwealth shall reimburse the school committee 100 percent for budgeted payments made to furnish mandated transportation to children entitled to attend the public schools pursuant to the provisions of this section. The Commonwealth shall also reimburse the school committee for any extraordinary price increases over the amount budgeted by the school committee for school transportation or fuel for heating and cooling of school facilities, such determination of an extraordinary price increase to be made by the Commonwealth annually based on an analysis of the costs of transportation and fuel in the area. Any reimbursements forwarded to a municipality under the provisions of this section shall be deposited with the treasurer of the municipality and held as a separate account. The reimbursements held in such separate account may be expended by the school committee thereof without further appropriation for the cost of school transportation or fuel, notwithstanding the provisions of section fifty-three of chapter 44 of the general laws.

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