Posted January 20, 2021
Can districts pro-rate 2020-21 aide in lieu of transportation payments (“AIL payments”) to account for periods of remote instruction during which parents/guardians did not transport their children to school?
Yes, a district can pro-rate AIL payments to account for periods of remote instruction. In 2020-21, the maximum AIL payment per student is $1,000. To pro-rate a payment, determine the percentage of in-person instruction days (number of in-person instruction days divided by 180) and multiply that number by the maximum AIL payment ($1,000).
For example, if only 135 school days were in-person, the calculation is: 135 divided by 180, multiplied by $1,000, which equals an AIL payment of $750.
If a school is remote for the entire school year or a parent/guardian opts for remote instruction for the entire school year, the AIL payment will be $0.
N.J.A.C. 6A:27-2.1, N.J.A.C. 6A:27-3.4
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