Pupil Transportation

Consultants - Approval for Transportation Aid

Where a school district contracts with a consultant (individual or firm) to provide technical assistance and claims the expenditures for Transportation Aid, the district must submit a description of the services provided and documentation to show that both of the following criteria were satisfied.  

  • The consultant services resulted in a more efficient, economical or safe transportation program.
  • The consultant services resulted in district staff being better able to manage the transportation program.
  • A copy of the agreement with the consultant and the agreed price.
  • If the consultant prepared an efficiency or economy study, the district should provide SED a copy of the report. 
  • If the consulting expense is to be over $20,000 the service should be competitively bid.

The information along with the Transportation Related Services Form may be submitted via email to: Paul Overbaugh or mailed to State Education Department, Room 1075 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234. 

Last Updated: October 22, 2022