Reimbursement for Student Transportation Costs
As it does every year, the division will also be participating in covering students’ costs in traveling to educational institutions this fiscal year. Reimbursement is provided to those who meet the criteria detailed below and subject to budgetary capabilities.
Participation in travel expenses to the educational institution where the student is studying
The municipality of Jerusalem participates in student travel expenses, according to the criteria below
As part of improving and streamlining service for the citizen, the application will only be submitted via an online form - for the online form - click here
Last date for filing application for Bayer 7.5.2020 - After that date the system is locked
1. Students in grades 1 – 10, boys and girls living and studying in Jerusalem only.
2. To be eligible, the student must meet 2 criteria. The first is a distance criterion, and the second is one of three: Social welfare eligibility or a principal’s recommendation or a number of eligible children in the family.
A. Distance criterion – The distance from a student’s residence to the school according to Ministry of Education guidelines is a prerequisite for eligibility. The minimum distance between the place of residence to the nearest educational institution that justifies participation in expenses, as appearing on the identity card:
- Students up to and including 4th grade – 2 kilometers or more.
- Students from 5th grade and higher – 3 kilometers or more.
The distance measured is the walking distance on a pedestrian route, regardless of the number of stops and/or vehicle routes.
Exceptional approvals will be granted based on deviations of up to 200 meters, in light of inaccuracies in the computerized system.
B: In addition to the distance criterion, the student must meet one of the following three criteria: In addition to the distance criterion, the student must meet one of the following three criteria:
- Social welfare eligibility – The student must submit a valid social welfare office certificate with either A or B eligibility levels or a National Insurance Institute or Ministry of Education Guaranteed Minimal Income Certificate or a Supplementary Income Certificate or a certificate that one of the parents receives a disability pension (at least 50% disability) from the National Insurance Institute and are entitled to social welfare benefits.
- Principal’s recommendation – Based on a written request by the institution’s principal or advisor, which will be filed in the student’s personal file. This criterion requires the approval of the Director of the Education Administration. Principals’ recommendations are limited to 20% of all eligible students in an institution according to social welfare eligibility.
- A family with at least 4 children that meets the distance criterion will receive transportation cost reimbursement without requiring social welfare eligibility or principal’s recommendation. [Students in 11th and 12th grade may join 4 students, but in practice only 1st – 10th grade students will receive reimbursement].