Saturday, August 29, 2015

schools - free transportation - two difft. parental residences w/in same district

Watts v. Manheim Twp. School District – Pa. Supreme Court – Augusut 26, 2015



We granted review to consider whether the Public School Code of 1949mandates that a school district provide free transportation to a student from two different

residences where the student’s parents share physical custody of the student and both parents reside within the school district. The Commonwealth Court held that the

Manheim Township School District (“the School District”) must provide transportation to both parents’ residences.


For the reasons set forth herein, we agree that the School District is required to provide free transportation to and from both parents’ residences in this case. Accordingly, we affirm the decision of the Commonwealth Court.