AMENDMENT FOR HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE ENGROSSED BILL
___________________ moved that HB 1144 be amended as follows:
On the House Education Committee engrossed bill, delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
Section 1. That § 13-28-45 be amended to read:
13-28-45. The parent or guardian of a student who has been accepted for transfer is responsible for transporting the student to school in the receiving district without reimbursement. A receiving school district may
enter the district of residence of students accepted for transfer into that school district to provide transportation to those students. However, the school boards in both the receiving school district and the resident school district shall annually approve the pick-up locations for those students within any incorporated municipality. When approving pick-up locations, the school boards shall base their decisions foremost on student safety. If the school boards cannot reach agreement on the pick-up locations, the locations shall be determined by the secretary of the Department of Education elect to provide transportation to the student, provided:
(1) The location designated by the receiving school district as the pick-up site is not within the limits of an incorporated municipality in the student's school district of residence; or
(2) The location designated by the receiving school district as the pick-up site is within the limits of an incorporated municipality in the student's school district of residence; and
(a) The board of the receiving school district has requested that the board of the student's school district of residence approve the intended pick-up site; and
(b) The board of the student's school district of residence has approved the pick-up site.
For purposes of subdivision (2), if the board of the student's school district of residence fails to
either approve or deny the intended pick-up site within thirty days, the pick-up site is deemed to be
approved. Any approval under this section remains valid until the succeeding June thirtieth.
The provisions of § 13-29-4 do not apply when transporting students enrolled under the provisions of §§ 13-28-40 to 13-28-47.
The receiving district may charge a reasonable fee if the student elects to use the transportation services offered by the receiving district.
The provisions of this section regarding the transportation agreements among school districts do not apply to any school district defined as a sparse school district pursuant to § 13-13-78. "