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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 trans.phipps@greatneck.k12.ny.us, 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.