Do you have a grandchild in 4th grade?

New York State Parks are waiving daily vehicle fees for fourth-graders and their families for this year. The state also will pick up the transportation costs for children of all ages, from K–12, who live in disadvantaged areas. A $500,000 program included in the new budget, “Every Kid in a Park” also covers historic sites and state DEC lands. The family of fourth-graders can apply for passes at and schools can request transportation grants to reimburse bus costs, tolls and entrance fees starting July 1.