BUS TRANSPORTATION REGISTRATION FOR 2016-2017
Bus routes for the 2016-2017 school year have been established as a result of the information gathered during the registration period which concluded on June 24, 2016. Parents were asked to register their child(ren) prior to Friday, June 24th, 2016 in order for the district to establish the bus routes.
You must register your child(ren) for transportation annually. If your child(ren) live less than 2 miles from your assigned school and are in grade 6 or your child(ren) are in grades 712, there is a fee of $235 per child with a family cap of $470. If your child(ren) is in grades K6, and lives more than 2 miles from their assigned school, there is no fee, but you must still register for transportation.
As a reminder, the new Transportation Policy adopted by the School Committee on April 27, 2015 includes the following:
● The routes will run primarily along main streets.
● Students will not cross main roads unless there is a crossing guard or stop light present.
● The length of routes would be determined by the number of stops, and this depends on ridership.
● Service for students in grades 7-12 will be provided on FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. There will be limited seats on each bus.
The deadline for registration is June 24, 2016. In order for your child to be registered for the bus, you must sign and complete this form and forward to the Business Office. Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received.
The address for the Business Office is 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Checks or money orders may be made payable to the Longmeadow Public Schools. A deposit of $50 per student is required at the time of registration. The balance must be paid in full by August 5th, 2016 in order to receive a bus assignment and a bus pass.
Late registrations after June 24, 2016 will be processed in the order received and some buses may fill to capacity. Therefore, seating will not be guaranteed after the registration deadline and late registrants may be put on a waiting list.
If you believe that you qualify for financial assistance based upon your family/household income, please contact the Business Office at 413-565-4200, extension 4022 for information.