School Transportation

According to Massachusetts state law, students who attend private elementary or high schools shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges for transportation to and from school as are provided for students attending public schools. Moreover, they shall not be denied such transportation because their attendance is in a school under religious auspices or includes religious instruction in its curriculum.

Thus, each school committee shall provide transportation for any student attending a private school within the boundaries of the school district, provided, however, that the distance between their residence and the private school exceeds two miles or such other minimum distance as may be established by the school committee for transportation of public school students.

Any school committee which is required by law to transport any pupil attending an approved private school beyond the boundaries of the school district shall not be required to do so further than the distance from the residence of such pupil to the public school he is entitled to attend.