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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3891        FILED ON: 7/11/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3590

By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3560) of Louis L. Kafka, James E. Timilty and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Sharon be authorized to charge fees for the transportation of students.  Education.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to school transportation in the town of Sharon.


              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. Notwithstanding section 68 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, the Town of Sharon, acting by and through its school committee, may assess fees to transport students up to an amount sufficient to cover the costs incurred by the town; provided, however, that a transported student whose transportation is required under any other general or special law or who is eligible for free or reduced lunch under the federal school lunch program shall not be required to pay the fee; and provided further, that the school committee may exempt families at other income levels as it may determine or offer discounts for families who pay transportation fees for multiple students; and provided further, that fees may not be assessed based on distance from the schoolhouse.

              SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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