BPS Transportation Department
Online Bus Registration is Required!

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

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Tina Jones
Transportation Manager


All eligible students must be registered to ride the bus.

Please carefully review Eligibility Requirements below. 

Kindergarten Eligibility: 

All kindergarten students who live one mile or greater from their assigned school are eligible for a bus at no cost (distance is determined using Google Maps, "shortest distance by car").

Grades 1 - 4 Eligibility: 

Grades 5-6 Eligibility:

Grades 7 -12 Eligibility:

Special Education (IEP) Eligibility:

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.

Fees may be waived for families who qualify for free/reduced lunch programs.

Bus Registration

Online Bus Registration for School Year 2024-2025 will be available May 20, 2024 - June 9th 2024.  

Eligible BPS families are required to complete the Online Bus Registration Form through our Family Connection Portal.
This Quick Reference Guide will help walk you through the process.

Your spot is not guaranteed until after payment is received.

Late registration/Payments:  Registrations received after the June 9th deadline will be placed on a waitlist and not guaranteed transportation for School Year 2024-2025.

Bus Route Information: Upon successfully  ligible families will receive a notification from BPS Transportation by August 25, 2024 with with your student's assigned bus route information.

Important:  Please consider the deadline requirements for registration.  Outstanding payments and/or outstanding eligibility determination for a fee waiver not made by the due date will not be guaranteed a seat on the bus.  

Supplemental Income Request for Bus Fee Waiver

Families must apply annually with Braintree Public Schools if requesting a bus fee waiver.  Families must complete the On-Line Free and Reduced Meal Application (this form is used to determine eligibility for reduced transportation fees).  The on-line application is available on our BPS Food Services Website:   https://www.braintreeschools.org/departments/food-services
You may be required to provide copies of your Tax forms and/or other Income documentation during the review process to determine eligibility.  

Applications will be reviewed within 2 weeks of receipt.  A letter of determination will be mailed to your home address on file as well as emailed. 

Income Guidelines can be found at  https://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/fr-020923  

Important:  Please consider the deadline requirements for registration.  Outstanding payments and/or outstanding eligibility determination for a fee waiver not made by the due date will not be guaranteed a seat on the bus.  

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Bus Transportation Registration

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

Step 2:


Upon completing online registration successfully, an email receipt will be sent to the email address on file.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, you have NOT completed registration.

All Eligible families who have successfully completed the online registration will receive a notice from BPS Transportation by August 25, 2024 with your student's assigned bus route information.

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 students 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 bus 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 eligible 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.


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)