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Application Deadline for 2021-22 Non-Public School Transportation is April 1

In accordance with New York State Education Law, free transportation for the 2021–22 school year will be available to children attending non-public schools who meet walking distance-from-school requirements. The deadline to apply for non-public school transportation is April 1, as determined by state law.

The Great Neck Public Schools is pleased to offer a new online application process for non-public school transportation using the FamilyID system, an easy-to-use and secure registration platform. Links to the online application and instructions are available on the GNPS Transportation Department web page.

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; and 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 at (516) 441-4970.

Residents of the Great Neck school district who seek free transportation for their children to non-public schools in September 2021, and who meet the walking-distance requirements above, must submit the online application by April 1.

For more information, please call the Transportation Office, Great Neck Public Schools, at (516) 441-4060, on school days between the hours of 9 a.m.–4 p.m.