Transportation 2018-19

Crystal Enos - Transportation Scheduler
508-222-0012, x1192

Doreen DeRose – Senior Clerk
508-222-0012, x1126


Fee for Service Registration Dates (2018-19)

Walk-In Registrations:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Evening Registrations:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Evening Registrations will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Please note: The Transportation Department will be opened for Walk-In Registrations on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is the last day to register for Fee for Service Transportation for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Transportation Notice:

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.  Students living 1.0 miles or less are considered walkers and are not eligible for transportation.  The policy can be viewed here.

Preparation for the 2018 – 2019 School Year:

As we prepare 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 school policy allows for the following:

Grade Level

Transportation Policy

Transportation Status

Kindergarten and Grade 1

All Kindergarten and Grade 1 Students are eligible for Free Transportation.

Free Transportation

Grades 2 - 4

.4 miles or less from their assigned school

Not eligible for transportation

Grades 2 - 4

.5 – 2.0 miles from their assigned school

Fee for Service Transportation

Grades 2 - 4

2.1 miles or more from their assigned school

Free Transportation

Grades 5 – 6

1.0 mile or less from assigned school

Not eligible for transportation

Grades 5 – 6

1.1 to 2.0 miles for their assigned school

Fee for Service Transportation

Grades 5 – 6

2.1 miles or more from their assigned school

Free Transportation

Grades 7 – 12

1.0 mile or less from their assigned school

Not eligible for transportation

Grades 7 – 12

1.1 miles or more from their assigned school

Fee for Service Transportation

Students who are Attleboro residents and attend the following schools are also eligible for Fee for Service transportation per the guidelines listed above and are required to complete a Fee for Service application.

 

  • Bishop Feehan High School
  • Bristol Agricultural High School
  • Dayspring Christian Academy
  • St. John’s the Evangelist School

 

Free or Reduced Lunch:

Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch are still required to complete a FFS application with the Transportation Department.

 

The deadline for applying for Fee for Service transportation is June 29, 2018.  As was done previously, there will be a “registration freeze” for transportation after the June 29, 2018 deadline during which we will not accept any requests for transportation under any circumstance unless you are a new registrant to the school district.  It is important to understand that anyone who has not applied for Fee for Service transportation by June 29, 2018 may not be on a bus for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.  Late applications received after the enrollment period will be placed on a waiting list on a first come first serve basis and a seat on the bus will not be guaranteed.  Late applications will be processed beginning Monday, September 17, 2018.

Fee for Service Rates:

1st Student    $165.00                      Total Cost for 2 students         $310.00

2nd Student    $145.00                     Total Cost for 3 students         $430.00

3rd Student     $120.00

4th Student      $ 80.00

Maximum per Family - $500.00

Fee for Service Waiver Guidelines:

Please refer to the Income Eligibility Guidelines located on the side bar.

Late Registration Fee:

Late applications are subject to a $25.00 late fee.

Proof of Residency:

A current proof of residency is required at the time of registration.

Street Listing Information:

A listing by streets can be found on the right-hand side of this page.  The street listing will help to identify rider status (please refer to the bus codes below for further clarification of bus rider status.)

Bus Eligibility Information:

  • Bus – Free Transportation (district-funded)
  • Safety – Free Transportation (district-funded)
  • FFS – Fee for Service Transportation
  • Walker

This information is based on the general area and is subject to change.  All information related to Fee for Service can be downloaded from the side bar.

PREPARING YOUR STUDENT FOR THE BUS

Bus Routes

Our bus routes are in the process of being created and once completed, they will be posted on the website and listed in the local newspaper.  Please be sure to check the bus route times periodically as pick-up and drop-off times may change due to route adjustments.

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 and weather conditions. There are often questions related to drop-off times as well.  All  parents/ guardians 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 for their child 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 is unsafe to back up with students on the vehicles.  Cul-de-Sacs must have a large enough area to make a successful turn in 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 mobile home parks and apartment complexes.

Students need be standing at the bus stop in line when the bus arrives. Waiting in the house or in cars is an unsafe practice and it delays the boarding time and route for all students.

Our goal is to transport students to school in a safe, efficient, and effective manner each day.  By working together, we can make this happen.

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