District Information Overview Transportation

Transportation Department

Notices

Student Transportation

It is the intent of the Foxborough School Committee to comply with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the regulations of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and the Department of Education pertinent to transportation of students. Those laws and regulations govern any area not covered by specific declarations of policy and they shall supersede this policy in the event of conflict.

Eligibility

ALL kindergarten students, all students in grades one through twelve who live more than one (1) mile from the school assigned, will be entitled to transportation privileges.

Bus Routes and Stops

Bus routes are established under the direction of the Superintendent/designee in order to provide authorized bus stops within a reasonable walking distance of the home of every student entitled to transportation. In no case will the walking distance exceed one (1) mile. Elementary bus stops will be at or near the homes of kindergarten students on these routes. At noon, separate transportation will be provided for all students in half-day kindergarten. It is the parent/legal guardian’s responsibility to notify the transportation supervisor a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the school year if the student’s regularly scheduled stop is different from that associated with the home address. All requested pick-up and drop-off locations must be within the student’s assigned school district. Parents may request, with a minimum of one week’s prior written notice, a change of pick-up or drop-off location only if said location is on the same bus route the student was assigned to. Exception to the same bus route and school district requirements is for elementary age students who attend before or after school programs at the YMCA in Foxborough.

If safety is an issue along a bus route for a walker, eligibility to ride the bus will be reviewed by the transportation supervisor, Business Administrator, or the Superintendent.