About 400 Mamaroneck students got a surprise this week, just as the new school year approaches. In an effort to save money, The district announced it will cut bus service for private school students on days public schools are not in session.
The move will save the district an estimated $77,000.
The District says the average number of days public transportation will not be provided for private school students during the school year is about six.
New York State law requires students who are enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade to be provided transportation if the school is two to 15 miles away. For high school students, the law is three to 15 miles. The district is not required by law to provide private school students transportation on days public school is not in session.
This is the second time Mamaroneck has reduced bus services. In 2014, the district cut buses for private high school students and offered them bus and train passes instead, which saved the district around $100,000.