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Excessive Distances and Relatively Few Pupils.   

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For the purposes of Section 41855 of the Education Code, "excessive distances" traveled to transport "relatively few pupils" (sparsity) and expense due to travel for excessive distances, are as follows:

(a) All miles traveled on each bus route both outgoing and incoming in excess of ten miles from the school terminal and on which route the number of pupils transported does not exceed the number of miles, required to be traveled one way. The expense due to travel for excessive distances is the product of the cost per mile as entered in item C, column 5 on Form No. J-141. and the number of miles determined to be excessive.

(b) All miles traveled on a feeder route, the furthermost point of which is more than ten miles, by the routes traveled, from the school terminal, and connects to a primary route for transfer of students. The expense due to travel for excessive distances is the product of the cost per mile as entered in item C, column 5 on Form No. J-141 and the total miles traveled on the feeder route.

(c) All expense incurred by a school district for payments to parents or guardian living in the district in lieu of transportation (Education Code Section 39806), is expense due to excessive distances if eligibility is established under either (a) or (b) above.

(d) All expense incurred by a school district for payments for board and lodging for pupils whose parents or guardian live in the district (Education Code Section 39807) shall be considered as expense due to travel for excessive distances.

(Amended by Register 77, No. 39.)