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. The Ministry is currently not accepting any additional schools into the Direct Resourcing funding programme.

Funding rates

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

The following rates apply 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.


Base rate

Per kilometre rate $3.13
Admin rate (per route) $176.00

How the quarterly payment is worked out

The amount the school is paid for each route is calculated as follows:

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 as long as they comply with their funding agreement.

Eligible students

Students at Directly Resourced schools have to meet the same eligibility criteria as other schools.

Eligibility for school transport assistance

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