Non-Public Transportation Information
The law (NJ 18A:39-1.8) requires all public school districts to offer either transportation or what is known as “Aid in Lieu of Transportation’’ to students who attend a non-profit school within 2 to 20 miles (for elementary and middle schools) or 2.5 to 20 miles (for high schools) from their Jackson home. The student must meet the age requirement of their resident district and be enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12 in their non-public school.We accomplish this in a number of ways, including:
- Utilizing district buses and drivers to accomplish these bus routes;
- Contracting out the routes to a private contractor or educational services commission; or
- Entering into a jointure with another district to have its resident students join another bus run being managed by another district.
If the options above cannot be accomplished within the specific cost established each year by the Department of Education ($1,000 per student), then the district must offer the students “Aid in Lieu” of transportation (AIL).
- Maximum amount is $1,022 per student (new amount set by state of New Jersey in July 2022)
- Parents receive AIL only if students are eligible for transportation and the district is unable to provide it another way for the state-designated amount.
- AIL is simply an alternate way of providing the transportation itself. Therefore, if students are not eligible for one, they are not eligible for the other.
News and Announcements
On June 2, 2022 the Board of Education voted to award transportation bids for 24 private school bus routes, which represent all the bids received by the Jackson School District for the 2022-2023 school year for nonpublic school transportation.
Please see a letter sent to all private school administrators. If you do not see your school listed in this document, you will receive more information on the status of transportation or AIL after the Board of Education meeting on June 2, 2022.
May 20, 2022 - New! Online B7T Form (Deadline is June 30, 2022) - And Update Regarding Transportation/AIL for 2022-2023
This B7T form requests payment for transportation provided during the time period of Feb. 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022.
This letter is being sent to parents via private school administrators. This online B6T Form will help us track forms, provide receipts to parents, and expedite the B6T process.
Feb. 16, 2022 - An Overview of Non-Public Transportation Requirements and New Timelines for Processing Transportation Requests
We hope this will help provide some context and background about the transportation process and the ways we are working to serve Jackson students.
Feb. 3, 2022 - Researching All Options In Order to Provide Timely Information to Non-Public Families
Our goal is to explore every option and to find solutions that are responsive to the needs of all of our families and to the taxpayers of Jackson.
Some are being mailed out Feb. 4 due to corrections that were needed. PLEASE wait until after Feb. 11 to inquire via our email address to inquire about status of your check.
January 2022 Update on Aid-in-Lieu Procedures - Be on the Lookout for a B7T Form to Be Filled Out Prior to Payment
In compliance with a state requirements, parents must complete a B7T form in January and June of each year. Forms will be mailed to you.
Are You a Parent Requesting Non-Public Transportation? Please Read This Important Information - Forms, Timelines and Deadlines.
In order to process your application efficiently, please take care to follow the procedures carefully.
B6T - Application for Private Student Transportation for 2021-2022 - This is the PAPER version of this form, if needed. Please see headline elsewhere on this page for the online version for 2022-2023.
A B6T Form is a state-required Application for Private Student Transportation. This application is filled out by the parent and submitted to the non-public school the child attends by March 10 of the preceding school year for which transportation is being requested. Read more.
The B7T Form is the parental request for payment. It is required before parents can receive aid-in-lieu payments for transportation reimbursement. A B7T is required for every student and will be sent out by the district to parents in January and June. Read more.
B6T Questions? Contact Us
If you have questions or inquiries about B6T forms, please email B6TQuestion@JacksonSD.orgPlease allow the District until February 28, 2022, to receive your AIL check.If you have not received an AIL check and you have submitted a B7T (new form, see announcemet on this page) for each of your AIL-eligible students, please contact the District using the email address above. Please include the student's name, school, address, and parent contact information. One of our staff members will be happy to assist.
Forms and Resources
COMMON FORMS AND RESOURCES
We encourage you to read the information on this page related to each form.
Online B7T Form For Time Period Feb. 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022 - this form has CLOSED.
B7T Form - For Time Period Sept. 1, 2021 - Jan. 31, 2022 - This form has CLOSED
RESOURCES FROM NJ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REGARDING NON-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
- Includes FAQs, transportation requirements, models of efficiency, and alternative options for parents when transportation (bussing) is not provided