• Bus transportation will be provided for the 2019/2020 school year in accordance with the Framingham Public School (FPS) transportation policy (EEAA)

    Rider Eligibility 

    Grade K - 5

    • Students in grades K – 5 who live outside the 2 mile limit of their assigned school, will be automatically assigned a bus stop close to their residential address. There is no fee.
    • Students in grades K – 5, who live between 1 - 2 miles of their assigned school must submit a transportation request. (Seats will be offered based on availability). If requested and approved, a transportation fee will apply or will be waived if the student qualifies for free/reduced lunch.
    • Transportation is not provided to students who live within 1 mile of their assigned school; consideration may be made if a student has to cross a major road such as Route 9. If requested and approved, a transportation fee will apply or will be waived if the student qualifies for free/reduced lunch. 

     

    Grade 6

    • Students in grade 6 who live outside the 2 mile limit of their assigned school must submit a transportation request as outlined below. There is no fee.
    • Students in grade 6 who live between 1 - 2 miles of their assigned school must submit a transportation request. (Seats will be offered based on availability). If requested and approved, a transportation fee will apply or will be waived if the student qualifies for free/reduced lunch.
    • Transportation is not provided to students who live within 1 mile of their assigned school; consideration may be made if a student has to cross a major road such as Route 9. If requested and approved, a transportation fee will apply or will be waived if the student qualifies for free/reduced lunch.

     

    Grades 7-12

    • First Priority: Students in grades 7 - 12 who live outside the 2 mile limit of their assigned school, must submit a transportation request. (Seats will be offered based on availability). If requested and approved, a transportation fee will apply or will be waived if the student qualifies for free/reduced lunch.
    • Second Priority: Students in grades 7 – 12 who live between 1 - 2 miles of their assigned school, must submit a transportation request. (Seats will be offered based on availability). If requested and approved, a transportation fee will apply or will be waived if the student qualifies for free/reduced lunch.
    • Third Priority: Transportation is not provided to students who live within 1 mile of their assigned school; consideration may be made if a student has to cross a major road such as Route 9. If requested and approved, a transportation fee will apply or will be waived if the student qualifies for free/reduced lunch.

     

    Ineligibility

    Students who are ineligible for bus transportation are not guaranteed transportation. Approval of transportation requests for ineligible student riders will be based on space availability.

    • Students in Grades K-6 living less than 2 miles from their assigned school
    • All students in Grades 7-12

    To determine transportation eligibility for students in grades K-6, please refer to the Ineligible Street Listing.

    If you are considered ineligible for transportation, you can still request transportation and if approved based on availability, you must pay the Transportation Fee or qualify for the fee waiver. You can read about the Transportation Fees HERE. Requests will be reviewed in the following priority order:

    • First: Those living outside the 2 mile limit of their assigned school
    • Second: Those living between 1 - 2 miles of their assigned school
    • Third: Those living within 1 mile of their assigned school
  • Framingham Public School buses are equipped to monitor bus activity with the use of audio and visual recordings. School Administration generally requests to review the footage when a situation has been brought to their attention. Our current vendor, Durham School Services, randomly reviews footage for employee performance evaluations.