• Bus transportation will be provided in accordance with the Framingham Public School (FPS) transportation policy (EEAA)

    All families who are requesting a bus for the 2022 - 2023 school year must complete the Transportation Request Form in Aspen X2. Families who are not requesting a bus do not need to complete the form.

    Students will not be assigned to a bus unless a request for bus transportation is received and approved by the Transportation Department.

    Rider Eligibility 

    Grade K - 5

    • Students in grades K – 5 who live outside the 2 mile limit of their assigned school must submit a transportation request. A seat will be assigned and there are no transportation fees.
    • Students in grades K – 5 who live between 1 - 2 miles of their assigned school must submit a transportation request as outlined below. (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 a fee waiver.
    • 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 a fee waiver.

    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 as outlined below. (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 a fee waiver.
    • Transportation is not provided to students that 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 a fee waiver..

    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 as outlined below. (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 as outlined below. (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 a fee waiver.
    • 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 a fee waiver.

    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
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    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 on a bus has been brought to their attention. Our current vendor, NRT Bus, may review footage for employee performance evaluations.