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The duty of school boards and educational leaders to provide transportation for regular education students has become one of the most overwhelming tasks in the increasingly multifaceted world of educational leadership. At this point, suffice it to say that if students are entitled to transportation as part of their mandated related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, a variety of additional federal laws and regulations come into play.

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Public school officials must sort through a seemingly endless array of state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations to arrange transportation for all categories of students designated by state statutes, as well as categories mandated by federal law and court judicial orders. For typical administrators, this range includes students who reside farther than the maximum ...

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