State Education Department

Transportation of Preschool Children with Disabilities (Follow-Up Review)

Under the preschool handicapped education program, which is administered by the State Education Department, special education services are provided to three and four-year old children with disabilities. The counties in which the children reside are responsible for transporting the children to the service providers, and a portion of the counties' transportation costs are reimbursed by the Department. In our prior audit report 97-S-52, we examined the costs of the transportation services outside New York City and found that they varied widely from county to county. We recommended that the Department more closely monitor county transportation practices and make certain changes in its reimbursement practices. In our follow- up review, we found that little progress has been made in implementing these recommendations.

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