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Non-Public School Transportation Deadline Extended to May 9

Based on guidance from the State Education Department, the deadline to submit an application for non-public school transportation for the 2020-21 school year has been extended to May 9, 2020.

To be eligible for free transportation, the walking distance from a pupil’s home to a non-public school must exceed:

  • 0.5 mile for students in grades K–5; 
  • 0.75 mile for students in grades 6–8; 
  • 1 mile for students in grades 9–12.

Transportation is limited to a maximum distance of 15 miles.

Other rules may apply for children with disabilities; please consult with the Office of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services.

Residents of the Great Neck school district who seek free transportation for their children to non-public schools in September 2020, and who meet the walking-distance requirements above, must submit an application by May 9. The application may be emailed to, or mailed to the Transportation Office, Great Neck Public Schools, 345 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, NY 11020, postmarked on or before May 9.

The Non-Public School Transportation Request Form is available on the Transportation Department web page.