(1) School districts are required to have individual transportation contracts for the ensuing year signed by July 1.

(2) Three copies of the contract form are needed: one for the individual or contractor providing the service, one for the district clerk, and one for the county superintendent.

(3) The board of trustees is prohibited from issuing warrants on the transportation budget in the absence of a contract.

(4) State reimbursement is paid only on claims supported by valid contracts.

History: 20-3-106, 20-10-112, MCA; IMP, 20-10-121, 20-10-124, 20-10-143, MCA; Eff. 8/6/75; ARM Pub. 11/26/77; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 203, Eff. 2/14/92; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 203, Eff. 1/28/97; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 1692, Eff. 8/15/08.