School Transport - Information for Directly Resourced schools

School boards with Direct Resourcing are paid a quarterly grant to arrange school transport assistance for eligible students.

Funding rates

Rates are paid to school boards quarterly, and are reviewed every year.

These rates are for 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

DescriptionRate

Base rate

$64.85
Per kilometre rate $2.93
Admin rate (per route) $176

How is the quarterly payment worked out?

The amount the school is paid for each route is:

Base rate + (daily kilometres x per kilometre rate) x number of days the route runs ÷ 4 + ($176 admin rate + GST).

Routes and stops

Directly Resourced schools (or schools that are part of a Directly Resourced network) can design their own routes - so long as they comply with their funding agreement.

Become Directly Resourced

There are two situations where a school can choose to become Directly Resourced:

  • When a school with no funded bus routes has sufficient eligible students to design a viable bus route.
  • A bus contract ends (one year before it ends, the Ministry will ask schools if they want to start or continue with Direct Resourcing).

Eligible students

Students at Directly Resourced schools have to meet the same eligibility criteria as other schools, see: School Transport - Eligibility.

Last reviewed: Has this been useful? Give us your feedback