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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 2022-2023 (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)