Transportation

Crystal Enos - Transportation Scheduler
508-222-0012 x1192

Doreen DeRose - Assistant
508-222-0012  x1126

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 2017 –2018 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.

The deadline for applying for transportation is July 30th.  As was done in the past, there will be a “registration freeze” for transportation, with dates TBD, 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 July 30th may not be on a bus for the start of the school year.

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 bar.

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 complexes.

Students MUST 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.

The end goal is to get all children to school in a safe, efficient, and effective manner each day. By working together this can happen!

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