In lieu of providing in whole or in part for the transportation of a pupil attending the schools of a district, the governing board may pay to the parents or guardian of the pupil a sum not to exceed the cost of actual and necessary travel incurred in transporting the pupil to and from the regular day schools of the district. A payment may not be made pursuant to this section unless it will be more economical to make the payments than to provide for said transportation.
(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 646, Sec. 14.)