The School Bus Law: A Case Study in Education, Religion, and Politics

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APPENDIX I
Bills Relating to Public Services for Non-Public School Pupils Introduced in 1957 Connecticut General Assembly

PUBLIC ACT NUMBER 547

(Senate Bill 872, introduced by Senator Benjamin Kopacz and amended by Senate Amendment Schedule A and Senate Amendment Schedule B offered by Senator Theodore Ryan. This is the "school bus bill" signed into law by Governor Abraham Ribicoff on May 29, 1957.)

AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICES THAT MAY BE FURNISHED PRIVATE SCHOOL CHILDREN WHEN SUCH SCHOOLS ARE NOT CONDUCTED FOR A PROFIT.

Section 1. Any town, city, borough or school district may provide, for its children attending private schools therein, not conducted for profit, when a majority of the children attending such school are from such municipality, any transportation services provided for its children attending public schools. Any such municipality, which on the effective date of this act is providing such services, may continue to furnish the same until an official determination to the contrary is voted under the provisions of section 2 of this act.

Section 2. The chief executive authority of any such municipality shall, upon petition of at least five per cent of the electors as determined by the last-completed registry list, submit the question of determining whether the services specified in section 1 of this act may be so provided to a vote of the electors of such municipality at a special meeting called for such purpose within twenty one days after the receipt of such petition. Such petition shall contain the street addresses of the signers and shall be submitted to the municipal clerk, who shall certify thereon the number of names of electors on such petition, which names are on the last-completed registry list. Each page of such petition shall contain a statement, signed under penalties of perjury, by the person who circulated the same, that each person whose name appears on such page signed the same in

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The School Bus Law: A Case Study in Education, Religion, and Politics
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page ii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction 3
  • I: The General Setting 5
  • Ii: The Supreme Court 32
  • Iii: The Legal Setting In Connecticut 54
  • Iv: The Preliminary Struggle 77
  • V: Four Local Disputes 102
  • Vi: The Legislative Struggle 169
  • Vii: Aftermath 241
  • Viii: Conclusion 269
  • APPENDIX I - Bills Relating to Public Services for Non-Public School Pupils Introduced in 1957 Connecticut General Assembly 292
  • APPENDIX II - The Influence of Constituency 296
  • Notes 303
  • Bibliography 318
  • Index 323
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