The PA Department of Education (PDE) has issued guidelines pursuant to Act 136 of 2020, which creates a modified calculation of the Pupil Transportation Subsidy for school year 2020-21, payable in the 2021-22 fiscal year. The guidelines were developed in consultation with PSBA, the PA Association of School Business Officials and the PA School Bus Association. As called for under Act 136, the guidelines include the following information:
  • Clarification of statutory requirements and options regarding school district-owned transportation services and contracted transportation services
  • Definition of the term “variable costs”
  • List of variable costs eligible to be included in the process outlined in School Code (Section 1501.8(m.1))

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