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posted May 7, 2015, 8:39 AM by Dianne Georgantas

MAY 2015

We are beginning the process of establishing our bus routes for the 2015-2016 school year. In order to create efficient routes with centrally located stops, we ask that you register your child(ren) prior to Friday, June 26, 2015.

You must register your child(ren) for transportation annually.   If your child(ren) lives less than 2 miles from their assigned school and is in grade 6 or your child(ren) is in grades 7-12, there is a fee of $225 per child with a family cap of $450.  If your child(ren) is in grades K-6, and lives more than  2 miles from their assigned school, there is no fee, but you must still register for transportation.

As a reminder, the new Transportation Procedure adopted by the School Committee on April 27, 2015 includes the following:

·  The routes will run primarily along main streets.

·  Students will not cross main roads unless there is a crossing guard or stop light present.

·  The length of routes will be determined by the number of stops, and this depends on ridership.

·  Service for students in grades 7-12 will be provided on FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. There will be limited seats on each bus.

·  Bus passes will be distributed when the fee is paid in full or other payment arrangements are made.


The deadline for registration is June 26, 2015.  In order for your child to be registered for the bus, this form needs to be completed and returned to the Business Office.  Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received.

The address for the Business Office is 535 Bliss Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Checks or money orders may be made payable to the Longmeadow Public Schools.  A deposit of $50 per student is required at the time of registration.  The balance must be paid in full by August 3, 2015 or payment arrangements have been made in order to receive a bus assignment and a bus pass.

Registrations received after June 26, 2015 will be processed in the order received and some buses may fill to capacity. Therefore, seating will not be guaranteed after the registration deadline and late registrants may be put on a waiting list.

If you believe that you qualify for financial assistance based upon your family/household income, please contact the Business Office at 413-565-4200, extension 4022 for information.

Dianne Georgantas,
May 7, 2015, 8:39 AM