Answer: Yes. Page 31 of the US Dept. of Education EHCY Guidance (https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/160240ehcyguidance072716updated0317.pdf) refers to gas cards as a strategy to provide transportation to McKinney-Vento students. There is no requirement that a district provides gas cards. The requirements are to provide transportation to the school of origin, and to provide transportation to remove barriers to full participation. However, it stands to reason that a school district would want to meet those requirements in the most cost-effective manner, and gas cards often are that manner. For that reason, it is extremely common that gas cards are part of a district’s strategy to provide required transportation.

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