Districts should complete the 2020-2021 SE-4159 Bus Logs during the pupil transportation count week (October 5-9, 2020) similarly to previous years. The updated SE-4159-SL and SE-4159-RL are available below with instructions regarding how to appropriately count ridership and fill out the form.

The MDE OSE understands there are districts delivering curriculum virtually or in a blended format, and that this will affect ridership counts. However, the data collected must reflect actual ridership numbers and will not have a direct impact on special education reimbursement allowances. The MDE OSE will revert back to the school district’s 2019-2020 special education and regular education ridership percentages when reviewing any prorated special education reimbursement allowances.

Districts utilizing buses for purposes of delivering meals or curriculum-related material should include the mileage and gas used for that purpose during the count week but should not count these students in the ridership count.

SE-4159 Information

School Bus Inventory (SE-4107)