• Payment in Lieu of Transportation Guidelines

    Parma, Parma Hts., or Seven Hills students enrolled in chartered non-public or community schools may be eligible for pupil transportation services from the Parma City Schools.  Therefore, upon enrollment in a chartered non-public or community school, parents/guardians wishing to have transportation services provided by the Parma City Schools must complete the Non-Public or Community School Transportation Request form and submit it to the Parma City Schools' Transportation Department.  Upon receipt of this submission, Transportation staff will follow ODE procedures to determine whether the child is eligible for service.

    • 2024-2025 Non-Public or Community School Transportation Request

      • the form is no longer accepting responses since the deadline passed–please contact the transportation office to request transportation

    Ohio law allows for the Parma City School District to determine the impracticality of transportation after consideration of a number of factors.  Upon that determination, the Parma City Schools is then permitted to offer payment-in-lieu-of-transportation to the parent/guardian.

    To enable that action, the Parma City Schools Board of Education and parents/guardians must complete several steps as follows:

    • The parent/guardian must request transportation (see form above).

    • The Board of Education will pass a resolution declaring transportation to be impractical.

    • The Board of Education will then provide the parent/guardian with notification of that resolution and ask the parent to accept the determination.

    • The parent/guardian must acknowledge and return the waiver form to confirm their acceptance.

    • The Parma City Schools will then verify attendance for the school identified and make payment to the parent/guardian after the school year is finalized.


    If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact the PCSD Transportation Department at 440.885.2326