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Districts should complete the 2023-2024 SE-4159 Bus Logs during the pupil transportation count week (October 2-6, 2023) similar to previous years. The updated SE-4159-SL and SE-4159-RL are available below with instructions regarding how to appropriately count ridership and fill out the form.

Similar to the 2021-2022 school year, the MDE OSE understands districts may be delivering curriculum virtually or in a blended format, and this will affect ridership counts. However, the data collected must reflect actual ridership numbers and will not have a direct impact on special education reimbursement allowances. The MDE OSE will revert back to the school district's last pre-pandemic special education and regular education ridership percentages (2020-2021) when reviewing any prorated special education reimbursement allowances. 

Districts utilizing buses for purposes of delivering meals or curriculum-related material should include the mileage and gas used for that purpose during the count week but should not count these students in the ridership count.

SE-4159 Information

Pupil Transportation Count 2022-2023 and SE-4094 Transportation Expenditure Report Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

SE-4159 Bus Logs for 2022-2023 Memorandum (PDF)

SE-4159 Specialized Transportation Log and Instructions for 2023-2024 (PDF)

SE-4159 Regular Transportation Log and Instructions for 2023-2024 (PDF)

Transportation Allowable Costs for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 (PDF)

School Bus Inventory (SE-4107)

School Bus Inventory Report (PDF)

Cost of Bus Worksheet (PDF)

School Bus Inventory Application

Pupil Transportation Security Access Form (PDF)

School Bus Inventory System User Manual (PDF)

Additional Information

Special Education School Transportation Vehicle Waiver Request (PDF)

Transportation of Homeless Students on Special Education Exclusive Buses FAQ (PDF)