EVERY student in grades K-12 who wishes to ride the bus to/from any of the Bellingham Public Schools MUST be registered, even if they receive free transportation due to distance or a Free/Reduced Lunch waiver.
The only exceptions to this are:
- If the child has “specialized transportation” listed in their IEP.
- Students attending Tri-County, Blackstone Valley Tech., Norfolk Agricultural or Mount Saint Charles.
The transportation fee will be $300.00 per student, with a family cap of two students being subject to the fee. If students are registered by the published deadline, however, there will be an early-bird discount of $100.00, reducing the cost to $200.00 per student. Anyone who registers after the deadline will not be eligible for the early-bird discount, and will not be guaranteed a seat on the bus at the start of school. The deadline for registration is June 1, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
Bus passes will be distributed during the first week of school. Bus routes will be posted on or about August 1, 2018. Bus routes are subject to change at any time.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I invite you to follow the bus transportation Twitter feed @BPSTransport for quick updates regarding transportation throughout the year.
Michael Roche, Transportation and Facilities Coordinator