Shannon Shepherd - Operations Manager
Lynne Allard - Assistant
Transportation Notice to Parents Letter
The School Committee has adopted a change to the Fee for Service program effective July 1, 2016. All students grades 7-12 that
live more than 1.0 mile from school are now considered Fee for Service.
Free bussing for students in these grades has been eliminated. Students
living 1.0 miles or less are considered walkers and are not eligible
for transportation. The new Policy can be viewed here.
Preparation for the 2016 –2017 School Year is Underway!!!!
As we prepared for the upcoming school year the transportation
department wants to inform parents of all necessary information to
ensure a great start to the school year!
Our transportation policy changed dramatically this past
spring. There is now a transportation fee for students in grades 7-12. To ride
the bus this September, families must submit a fee-for-service
form, pay the applicable fee, and receive approval from our transportation
office. If these steps have not been taken, your student will not have
access to transportation services at the start of the new year.
Time is running out to secure transportation for September
1. As was done in the past, there will be a “registration freeze” for
transportation, starting August 22 and running through September 9 during which
we will not accept any requests for transportation under any circumstance. This
period is necessary to finalize bus lists and verify ridership.
Therefore, it is important that everyone understands that anyone who has not
applied for transportation by August 19 will not be able to board our busses
until September 12.
A listing by streets can be found on the right
hand side of this page. The street listing will help to identify rider
status. Information is based on the general area and are subject to
change. All information related to FFS can be download from the side
Preparing your student for the bus!
Bus Routes – Are in the process of being created and once complete will be posted on the website and listed in the local news paper
It is important to be at the bus stop 10 minutes before your
estimated pick-up time. This will ensure that your child does not miss
the bus. While pick-up times remain the same each day they may vary on
occasion based on student attendance. There are often questions related
to drop-off times as well, as a general rule all parents should be
prepared at the release of school.
Students who ride
the mini bus need to be prepared as well. These smaller transportation
vehicles will wait no more than 3 minutes. Parents cannot tell the bus
to wait as it will cause extreme delays in the route and potentially
could make other students late for school.
One Pick/Drop Off address – It is
important to remember that only ONE address is allowed for
transportation. Students may only ride their assigned bus each day.
Dead end roads – School vehicles cannot travel down these roads as it unsafe to back up with students on the vehicles. Cul-de-Sacs must have a large enough area to make a successful turn in order for a bus to access the road.
Private Property – School
vehicles can only travel on public roads and cannot enter private
property. Examples of this include trailer parks and apartment
The end goal is to get all children to school in a safe,
efficient, and effective manner each day. By working together this can