The portion of the amount appropriated under section 285.2 to pay claims to reimburse parents or guardians of nonpublic school pupils for furnishing transportation for their children is equal to eighty dollars plus seventy-five percent of the difference between eighty dollars and the previous school year's statewide average per pupil transportation cost as determined by the department of education multiplied by the total number of nonpublic school pupils for which the parent or guardian furnishes transportation, except that all elementary pupils and two members of a family who attend a nonpublic high school shall be included in the total number.
The amount of an approved claim to a parent or guardian for furnishing transportation shall include a base payment, and may include a supplemental payment, determined under this section. The base payment is equal to the amount of the reimbursement determined under section 285.1, subsection 3.
The difference between the amount appropriated under this section for reimbursement of parents and guardians of nonpublic school pupils and the amount paid to parents and guardians of nonpublic school pupils pursuant to section 285.1, subsection 3, shall be used for supplemental payments to the parents and guardians of nonpublic school pupils who transport one or more family members more than four miles to a school of attendance. The department of education shall add together the number of parents and guardians who transport one or more family members more than four miles to their nonpublic schools of attendance and divide that number into the amount available for supplemental payments to determine a sup- plemental payment amount per parent or guardian. That supplemental payment amount per parent or guardian shall be paid to each eligible parent or guardian transporting nonpublic school pupils in addition to the base payment.
The supplemental payment amount calculated under this section for nonpublic school parents shall be paid by the school district of residence to parents and guardians transporting eligible resident pupils attending public school.
87 Acts, ch 6, §2
Referred to in § 285.1, 285.2
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