Bus Registration Opens June 1st!

The following are key reminders regarding student transportation: 

  • Online registration opens June 1, 2022. All registrations must be completed online to ensure visibility in our assignment system. 
  • Payment may be made online via MySchoolBucks, or via check; payments must be made upon registration in order to issue bus passes. 
  • The Business Office does not accept walk-in payments or inquiries. Please email all inquiries to busing@belmontschools.net
  • Please view the Transportation Presentation for important additional information. 
  • Bus routes will be posted in August for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Registration - Parent Information

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens on Wednesday, June 1st. The primary parent or guardian will receive an email containing a registration link. If you need to change the primary parent within the student record, please contact your school directly for assistance. If you have not whitelisted all emails from the Belmont Public Schools, please do so as your registration email will be blocked and your child may be unable to secure seating on the bus. Parents and/or guardians must register their child via the link provided. This is the only valid means of registration.

Bus registration closes on Friday, July 15th. Parents are strongly encouraged to register students before the deadline to ensure a seat on the bus. Seating is not guaranteed after the close of registration. If necessary, students may be placed on a waitlist until seating becomes available. Due to the number of students requiring transportation, we are unable to make exceptions for late registrants.

**Please note that new registrants will not be accepted during the following dates: Monday, August 29th through Friday, September 9th.  Any student requiring transportation that has not registered prior to the first week of school will not be added to the program until Monday, September 12th.

Parents and guardians are invited to view the Belmont Public Schools Transportation presentation containing additional information for all busing matters such as registration procedures, fees and payments, bus passes, distance and availability, bus routes, and important contact information.

Fees & Payments

The Business Office no longer accepts walk-in payments. All payments must be made online, via regular mail, or dropped in our mail slot at 644 Pleasant Street in consideration of the payment due dates, which are:

Semester 1:     Payment due upon registration - June 1st, 2022
Semester 2:     Payment due on or before February 1st, 2023 

Payments must be received by the prescribed dates for students to maintain their ridership. Waitlisted students will be given consideration in the absence of on-time payments. If you require a fee waiver, please do not make a payment. Instead, view the Fee Waiver instructions here.

 

Bus Pass Protocol 

Given the overwhelming number of requests for busing at the middle school level, the following rules will be enforced as a measure of fairness as well as for the safety of every student: 

  • Bus drivers will check bus passes daily. All students must be in possession of their passes every day, and be able to show them before boarding the afternoon bus.
  • Daily PM Bus Pass Checks - Any Chenery or Belmont High School student who rides the AM/PM or PM only bus will need to show their pass prior to boarding. Any student who does not have their pass will not be permitted to ride the bus that afternoon. 
  • Any students found riding the bus outside their assigned schedule or assigned bus number will not be allowed to ride the bus at that time. Students’ names will be given to the Business Office and the Chenery Main Office for further corrective action and notification of parents.  
  • In the event of a lost bus pass, please notify the Business Office (busing@belmontschools.net) for a replacement. Students who have lost a pass and do not request a replacement will not be permitted to ride the bus until a replacement pass has been issued and received by the student. 

As a reminder, no student may ride the bus at any time if they are not registered with an issued bus pass.

For more information, please view our Frequently Asked Questions page.