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PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS TRANSPORTATION POLICY IS CHANGED. PLEASE READ BELOW (Updated March 2021)

  • As of today’s date (3/29) busing is restricted to K-12 living more than 2 or more miles from their assigned school
  • 7th through 12th graders living 2 or more miles from school must fill out a application for transportation , and return it to the Transportation Office
  • We do have an updated application for the remainder of the year
  • 7th -12th students have a prorated fee of $55.00 that will cover the rest of the year
  • All students who will ride the bus will be issued a bus pass – students must keep this with them every day
  • Buses DO fill to capacity and students can be wait listed
  • Routes are subject to change as we return to fully in person learning
  • Students will need to walk to their bus stop

If you have any questions about eligibility, bus rules and regulations or other issues, please contact Tammy Lieber, Transportation Supervisor (see contact information on the right).

How To Apply if you are NOT Paying online:

  • Download the bus form : Print, Fill it out, Mail it ASAP

  • Northampton Schools; Transportation, 212 Main St, Room 200, Northampton, MA 01060

Due to the online system not available at this time you may drop off the application and payment at the drop off box located at 212 Main St( were you would drop off you tax payments). Please mark the front of the envelope  School Department/Transportation

Any questions please call me at 413 587 1331 ext 2

thank you

Tammy

 

Ridership Eligibility – Who can ride the bus

ELIGIBILITY FOR FREE TRANSPORTATION IS LIMITED TO:  Students in K-6th grade who live 2.0 or more miles from their assigned school (mileage is determined from the front of the student’s residence, using the shortest route, to the front of the student’s school). Also K-12th graders who receive free or reduce lunch are eligibility for free transportation

School Bus Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility!

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School Buses Yellow school buses have flashing red lights and stop signs that fold out from the driver’s side. School pupil transport vehicles, like vans, station wagons, or family sedans, have flashing red lights and SCHOOL BUS signs on top. 
Drivers use these warning signals when letting pupils on and off. If a school bus or a school pupil transport vehicle has its lights flashing and a stop sign extended, you must stop. It is the law. It does not matter which side of the road you are traveling on. Remain stopped until the lights stop flashing or the stop sign folds backA first violation of this law can cause a license suspension and a $250 fine. Even after the warning signals have stopped, you should proceed slowly and continue to look for children. The only exception to this law is if a school bus has stopped on the other side of a divided highway with a barrier between travel directions. In this case, you do not have to stop.