Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
May 3, 2018 - Regular School Board Meeting
C10 - Mileage Paid to Parents and Group Homes

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides that transportation to school is a related service and the responsibility of the local education agency in order that students receive a free appropriate public education.  

Gap Analysis

In certain cases, the Exceptional Student Education department, in conjunction with the transportation department, must authorize the payment of mileage reimbursement for parents or group homes to transport students.   Examples of such cases include no available bus, medical issues which cannot be resolved, significant behavior difficulties, or other special circumstances.  

Previous Outcomes

The attached chart reflects the expenditures for mileage paid to individual families or group homes over the last several years.  The increase in expenditures in mileage reflects students who are in a specialty placement outside of Clay County, and transport for group home students with highly volatile behavior.

Expected Outcomes

Approval of this agenda item will ensure that the district fully complies with the requirements of IDEA.


Strategic Plan Goal

Strategy 2.4 Ensure effective and efficient use of resourced for fiscal stability.



The School Board of Clay County approve the reimbursement of mileage to parents or group homes when transporting by other means is either unsafe or unavailable.

Mr. Michael McAuley, Assistant Superintendent of Climate and Culture, 904-336-6513, Terry D. Roth, Director, Exceptional Student Education and Student Services, 904-336-6866,
Financial Impact
The total cost of reimbursement for mileage is expected to be less than $10,000 annually.
Review Comments
Mileage Paid to Parents and Group Homes Previous Outcomes attachment.pdf