Education - Superintendent of Public Instruction - Fees for Transporting Pupils to or from Nonmandatory and Noncredit Events

Published: 1979

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(By authority conferred on the superintendent of public instruction by section 10(b) of

1964 PA 287, MCL 388.1010(b); section 9 of 1990 PA 187, MCL 257.1809; section

1332 of 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1332; and Executive Reorganization Orders 1996-6 and

1996-7, MCL 388.993 and MCL 388.994)

R 340.241 Definitions.

Rule 1. As used in R 340.242:

(a) “Noncredit event” means an activity that pupils are not required to attend in order to

receive full credit for a prescribed course of study or to earn a higher grade in a particular


(b) “Nonmandatory event” means an activity in which pupils are engaged of their own

volition and that does not in any way affect promotion from grade to grade or high school


History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.

R 340.242 Calculation of charge.

Rule 2. The board of education of a school district may collect a fee for transporting

district pupils to or from nonmandatory and noncredit events sponsored by the school

district. The fee charged to each pupil must not exceed the pupil’s pro rata share of the

expenses for the trip involved. The board of education of a school district shall calculate

each pupil’s pro rata share of the trip expenses by adding all of the following costs and

dividing the total by the number of pupils to be transported:

(a) The cost per mile for the travel of the school bus multiplied by the number of miles

to be traveled on the trip.

(b) The increased cost of insurance necessary because of the trip.

(c) The actual cost of the salary of drivers for the trip, including the time spent driving,

waiting for pupils to board and leave the bus, and waiting for pupils at the trip


(d) The actual cost of the salary of attendants and chaperones employed for supervision

of pupils during the trip.

(e) The trip expenses of drivers, attendants, and chaperones, including lodging, meals,

necessary telephone calls, and gratuities.

History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.

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R 340.243 Reduced charge or free passage.

Rule 3. Although a school district may charge costs of transportation as determined in R

340.242, it is not required to make any charge or to make a full charge. A school district

may permit free passage to pupils unable to pay the charge.

History: 1979 AC.

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