The county superintendent of schools may provide for the transportation of such pupils to and from their homes and the school in an adjoining state attended by them. For this purpose the county superintendent of schools is authorized to purchase, maintain, and operate one or more schoolbuses and to contract with a responsible party or parties for the providing of such transportation by such party or parties.
In lieu of providing such transportation for any such pupil, the county superintendent of schools may pay the parent or guardian of each such pupil five cents ($0.05) per mile for each mile necessarily traveled by such pupil in going to and from his home and school except that if there is more than one such pupil in the household of the parent or guardian the county superintendent of schools may pay two and one-half cents ($0.025) for each such mile for each additional pupil in the household. The total amount paid to any parent or guardian hereunder shall not in any month exceed the sum of fifty dollars ($50) for the one pupil in the household of such parent or guardian and twenty-five dollars ($25) for each additional pupil in the same household.
(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)