• Are there any restrictions on the length of time a student should ride to/from school? 

    No. Neither the Education Law nor the Commissioner’s Regulations specify a maximum time limit for the transportation of students. The Commissioner of Education has rules that, depending on the circumstances, one-way trips of up to one-and-one-half hours are not necessarily excessive.”  (School Law, 32nd Edition, Section 30:15)

    However, it is widely accepted that the en route time must be reasonable.  The Commissioner of Education has held that numerous factors may be considered in determining whether the amount of time is reasonable.  Such factors as the following and others may be considered:  age of the pupil, distance between home and school, safety, efficiency, cost, available buses, the number of schools on a particular trip or the number of students on a particular trip, and the opening and closing times of schools.