I'm here in NC. Just recently the kids all got contracts to bring home for parents to read and sign (and the kids). In it it basically spelled out the rules and expectations for riding the bus. In closing it stated "riding the bus is a privalige not a right". Ok I'm a little confused now. I always thought it was the schools responsibility to transport the kids to school by law (except perhaps those schools that didn't need transportation because the distance was so close)? Am I wrong? Does anyone know anything about the law on this? Does it only pertain to special education, the ruling, or is it for all children? If the case is in regards to kids with an IEP then my next question would have to do with those with an IEP and and 504 and how it might differ? Do either children have certain rights, especially if they have been having problems on the bus (either caused by themselves or by others)?