Tuesday, June 07, 2022

NY School Districts Not Required To Provide Bussing For Religious Schools On Days Public Schools Are Closed

In In the Matter of United Jewish Community of Blooming Grove, Inc. v. Washingtonville Central School District, (NY App., June 2, 2022), a New York state appellate court held that under New York statutory law, school districts are not required (but are permitted) to provide bus transportation to non-public school students on days when those schools are in session but public schools are closed. The suit was brought seeking to require the school district to provide transportation to students in Jewish schools in Kiryas Joel on all days when those schools were open.