How will my student get to and from school?
Per Waltham School Committee policy, school bus transportation will be provided for students as follows:
Grades K - 8: Students living more than one and one-half miles from school.
Grades 9 - 12: Students living more than two miles from school.
School year 2022/2023 Bus Routes are posted. Please check carefully, as some previously district authorized bus stops have been moved or eliminated. If a student’s home to school distance falls below the transportation eligibility limits presented above, the student will be identified as a ‘walker’. The safety of our walking students is a top priority; therefore School Traffic Supervisors are located in areas determined by the Waltham Police Department in conjunction with the School Safety Officer and school principals. In order to ensure the safety of our walking students, School Traffic Supervisors are assigned at the locations designated and can be found here: School Traffic Supervisors Post Locations.
Our intention is to promote a safe environment for all students and staff while riding the bus to and from school following COVID19 safety protocols. Parents and guardians are expected to provide age-appropriate supervision for their student(s) at the bus stop. Students waiting for, transported on, or leaving the school bus, are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with proper rules of conduct.
In order to protect the health and wellbeing of all our students we must all work together to ensure students are transported to and from school safely, along with bus drivers and monitors.
Please review the following information and contact the Transportation Office if you have any questions.
Mask wearing on buses or vans are optional.
Eating and drinking are not allowed on buses.
Only authorized school staff are permitted to enter a school bus.
Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students must be accompanied by an adult at pick up and drop off times.
Capacity on large buses: 77 students; small buses: 28 students.
Elementary School students may sit 3 to a bench.
Middle and High School students may sit 2 to a bench.
If you have any questions, please refer to the Transportation Frequently Asked Questions below.
If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact: email@example.com / 781-314-5422.