N.Y. Education Law Section 1501-B
Additional power of boards of education


1.

The board of education of any school district is hereby authorized and empowered to rent or lease for such consideration as may be determined by such board, a motor vehicle or vehicles owned by the respective school district during any time when such vehicle or vehicles are not needed for the transportation of such children, which are otherwise used for the transportation of the school children of such district to:

(a)

any senior citizens center or organization that is recognized and funded by the office for the aging;

(b)

any non-profit incorporated organization serving senior citizens;

(c)

any non-profit incorporated organization serving the physically or mentally handicapped;

(d)

any not-for-profit organization that provides recreation, youth services, or the operation of playgrounds or neighborhood recreation centers;

(e)

any municipal corporation, as defined in the general construction law;

(f)

any not-for-profit organization providing transportation services in rural counties as defined in Transportation Law § 73-C (Definitions)section seventy-three-c of the transportation law for children participating in the agricultural child care program authorized by the agriculture and markets law; and

(g)

an operator of a coordinated public transportation service, as defined by Transportation Law § 73-C (Definitions)section seventy-three-c of the transportation law, for the purpose of providing a portion of a coordinated public transportation service plan as authorized by article two-F of the transportation law.

(h)

any not-for-profit organization, community based organization, or educational or employment and training agency which provides education or employment and training services for youths and adults in a rural county, as defined by Transportation Law § 73-C (Definitions)section seventy-three-c of the transportation law.

(i)

any fire company as defined in subdivision two of section three of the volunteer firefighters’ benefit law, or an ambulance company as defined in subdivision two of section three of the volunteer ambulance workers’ benefit law.

2.

In the event a school district is wholly or partially located in a county which has appointed a services coordinator as defined in Transportation Law § 73-C (Definitions)section seventy-three-c of the transportation law, the board of education of such school district is authorized and empowered to contract, for such consideration as it shall determine, to store, maintain and repair any motor vehicle of and provide driver training for the operator of any motor vehicle used to provide a portion of a coordinated public transportation service as authorized by article two-F of the transportation law and owned by any municipal corporation as defined by the general construction law or any not-for-profit incorporated organization providing a portion of a coordinated public transportation services plan as authorized by article two-F of the transportation law. The board of education of such school district shall not enter into such contract until it is determined that it presently has the capability and facilities necessary for provision of such services and that provision of such services will not adversely affect the ability of the district to provide educational services to the children of such school district.

3.

The board of education of any school district is also authorized and empowered to contract with an operator of a coordinated public transportation service for the purpose of providing any other portion of a coordinated public transportation services plan as authorized by article two-F of the transportation law, provided that such board of education of such school district has determined that it presently has the capability and facilities necessary for provision of such services and that provision of such services will not adversely affect the ability of the district to provide educational services to the school children of such district.

4.

In any case where such motor vehicle is leased pursuant to subdivision one of this section or where any services are contracted for pursuant to subdivision two or three of this section, the consideration to be received for such lease or contract shall not be less than the full amount of the costs and expenses resulting from such lease or contract.

(a)

For the purposes of this section, the full amount of the costs and expenses resulting from any lease of any vehicle pursuant to subdivision one of this section shall include but not be limited to the costs of operation, maintenance and repair of such vehicle, the current fair market value of the purchase price of the vehicle annualized for the vehicle’s remaining useful life, the cost of public liability and property damage insurance, fire insurance and compensation insurance of drivers and the cost of collision insurance in the amount of the value of the vehicle to protect the lessor.

(b)

For the purposes of this section, the full amount of the costs and expenses resulting from any contract for services pursuant to subdivision two or three of this section shall include but not be limited to that portion of the costs of any employees, equipment or facilities which can be attributed to the provision of such services.

Source: Section 1501-B — Additional power of boards of education, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/1501-B (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

1501
Existing school districts continued
1501‑A
Publication of minutes
1501‑B
Additional power of boards of education
1501‑C
Voting by residents of certain facilities
1502
Passengers on school buses
1502‑A
Power to provide for observance of Memorial day
1503
Application of funds obtained from sale of school property
1504
Formation of new district
1505
Dissolution, reformation and construction of districts
1505‑A
Teachers’ rights as a result of the dissolution of a school district
1506
Filing of certain orders of district superintendent
1507
Alteration by consent
1508
Alteration without consent
1509
Hearing of objections to order for alteration without consent
1510
Consolidation of districts by vote of qualified electors
1511
Request for meeting to consolidate districts
1512
Proceedings at meeting for consolidation
1513
Order creating consolidated district
1514
Property of districts consolidated
1515
Dissolution or alteration of joint district
1516
Special meeting of joint district to act regarding alteration or dissolution
1517
Indebtedness of certain dissolved districts
1518
Continuance of dissolved districts for payment of debts
1519
Deposit of records of dissolved district
1520
Sale of property of dissolved district and disposition of proceeds
1521
Collection and distribution of moneys due dissolved district
1522
Notice of meeting for establishment of union free school district
1523
Proceedings at meeting and effect of affirmative vote
1524
Consolidation with city school district
1525
Alteration of boundaries of city school district
1526
Enlarged city school districts
1527
Payroll deductions for deposit to employee bank accounts
1527‑A
Prohibit symbols of hate
1527‑C
Shared superintendent program

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 1501-B’s source at nysenate​.gov

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