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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2258         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1916


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



John V. Fernandes


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.






John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2258        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1916

By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1916) of John V. Fernandes and others that the Department of Education be required to reimburse school districts for the cost of transporting "out-of-district" special education students.  Education.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 388 OF 2009-2010.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



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:

              Chapter 7l of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 7C the following section:-

              Section 7D.  The cost of transportation of a special education student to an out of district public or private institution shall be reimbursed by the department of education; provided, however, that the school system seeking reimbursement is a member of a transportation collaborative; and provided, further, that the private transporter of the child accepts rates of payment for such transportation as determined by said department of education.             

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