BPS Transportation Department

Our goal is to provide the safest possible transportation for students.

As of the 2023-2024 School Year, changes have been made to Transportation Eligibility and Fees.

Kindergarten Eligibility

All kindergarten students who live one mile or greater from their assigned school are eligible for a bus at no cost

Grades 1 - 4 Eligibility

Eligible for transportation are students who live one (1) mile or greater from their home school.   There is a $180 bus fee per student/per year, with a family cap of $360.

Students who live over two (2) miles in Grades K-4, transportation will be provided at no cost to the family.

Grades 5-6 Eligibility:

Eligible for transportation are students who live one and a half (1.5) miles or greater from their home school.  There is a $180 bus fee per student/per year, with a family cap of $360.

Students who live over two (2) miles in Grades 5-6, transportation will be provided at no cost to the family.

Grades 7 -12 Eligibility:

Eligible for transportation are students who live one and a half (1.5) miles or greater from their home school.  There is a $180 bus fee per student/per year, with a family cap of $360.

Special Education (IEP) Eligibility:

If your student's IEP includes Specialized transportation, there is no cost.  Please review your child’s IEP documentation to determine if Specialized Transportation is included as part of their IEP.  Not all IEP’s include a transportation waiver.

Registration is required for any special education student who will be riding a bus.


Bus Transportation Registration is Required!

Eligible BPS families who want to request Bus transportation for their children for the 2023-2024 school year are required to complete an online bus registration form through our Family Connection Portal.  All students must be registered to ride the bus.  This Quick Reference Guide will help walk you through the process. 

If you have any questions please contact our department directly at bps.transportation@braintreeschools.org or 781-380-0728

Contact Us

Tina Jones

Transportation Manager

Contact:

781-380-0728

bps.transportation@braintreeschools.org 


Quick Links

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Bus Transportation Registration

Please review the steps below to complete your online bus transportation registration. 

Option 1: 

Create an account through our Family Connection Portal 

Option 2: 

Sign in to the Aspen Parent Portal and select under Announcements  “Click here for the Bus Transportation Request Form”

Please review all policies and procedures listed on this website.

Step 2:

Confirmation

Eligible families will receive notification on or before Friday, August 25, 2023 with confirmation of their child’s bus route information

How to register online through our BPS Family Connection Portal:

Polices & Procedures

The Braintree School Committee’s policy is to bus all kindergarten students who live more than one mile, all kindergarten students at the end of the morning session and beginning of the afternoon session, all pupils who live more than one mile at the elementary level, one and a half miles for students at the middle school level, and one and a half miles for students at the high school level. BPS Transportation reserves the right to modify this as required

In order to ensure adequate space on buses, all students must ride the buses to which they are assigned. In addition, students must be picked up and dropped off at their assigned stops based upon residency.

All students must visibly display a valid bus pass in order to ride the bus to or from school.

Students are entitled to transportation only when they conduct themselves in accordance with the rules and regulations of the School Committee and do their share to see that conditions on the buses are satisfactory. Damage to the school bus equipment shall be paid for by the offender.

The bus driver will report any violation of these school bus regulations in writing both to the transportation coordinator and the school administration on the day in which the violation occurs. The principal of the school will review the complaint with the student. If he or she deems the report to be valid, the parent will be informed by a phone call followed by a letter, and, if required by these rules, the student will lose his or her bus privilege for the length of time indicated.

The following rules and regulations must be followed at all times:

Rules for Student Behavior on School Buses

1. Before boarding the school bus, all students K-12 must observe the following rules:

a. Be on time at the designated bus stop, preferably at least five (5) minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.

b. Stay off the road and private property while waiting for the bus.

c. Do not move toward the bus until it has come to a complete stop.

d. Do not crowd and push while getting on the bus.

2. While on the bus, all students K-12 must observe the following rules:

a. Sit where you are told. Do not leave or change your seat while bus is in motion.

b. Keep hands, feet and head inside of bus.

c. Do not open or close windows. Only the driver may operate the windows.

d. Assist in keeping the bus safe and clean. Do not litter and do not throw items around.

e. Do not tamper with the bus or any of its equipment. Damage to equipment will be paid for by the offender.

f. Do not shout or create unnecessary confusion.

g. Keep books, packages, coats and all other objects out of the aisle.

h. Maintain absolute quiet when the bus approaches a railroad crossing stop.

Bus Passes

All families that register through our online Family Connection portal will receive a confirmation from BPS (through ParentSquare) regarding their students' bus transportation status. 

Confirmed students will receive a bus pass during the first full week of school in September. Students in all grades must have their bus pass ready to show the bus driver each time they get on the bus.

Snow Procedures

When inclement weather or other emergency situations force school delays or closings, the Superintendent will notify all parents and staff with a recorded message through the automated phone system.


HELP WANTED: 

Braintree School Bus Drivers Needed

It is the perfect job for - Stay-at-home moms looking to get back to work, dads, your brother or sister, an uncle or aunt, your friend, a neighbor, anyone, so spread the word.

Braintree will train you to get your CDL Class B License. 

A little information before you start: Don’t let this scare you off.

To talk about the possibilities, and get more information

Call 781-380-0728 or drop by the office at 39 Adam Street, Braintree (the lot with all the school buses)