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Transportation Services

The final Bus Routes for the 2017-2018 school year are now posted. Please note the start time of routes are updated and new routes are highlighted in color.

Waltham Public Schools Bus Routes

 

How will my student get to and from school?

Per School Committee policy, school bus transportation will be provided for students as follows:

  1. Grades K - 8: Students living more than one and one-half miles from school.
  2. Grades 9 - 12: Students living more than two miles from school.

School Year 17/18 Bus Routes can be accessed via the links on the right side of this page. Please check carefully, as some previously assigned stops have been moved or eliminated.

If a student’s home to school distance falls below these limits, the student will be identified as a ‘walker’. The safety of our walking students is a top priority; therefore crossing guards 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, crossing guards are assigned at the locations designated. See link to the right, "Supervisor Post Assignments," for details.

If you have any questions, please contact your school principal or the Transportation Office:

transportation@walthampublicschools.org / 781-314-5422.

Transportation Frequently Asked Questions
Is my student eligible for transportation, and how do you determine our bus route?
Bus routes are based on student enrollment and eligibility and may vary each school year. 
 
Do I need to be present for dropoff?
All Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students must be accompanied by an adult at pick up and drop off times. If the bus driver does not see an adult at the drop off location then the student will be brought back to school. 
 
What time does my child need to arrive at the bus stop?
It is recommended that students arrive at bus stops at the route starting time for the first few days of school. 
 
How are students transported to Minuteman High School?
The Minuteman Bus will depart Waltham High School at 7:30am. Minuteman students should refer to WPS Bus Routes to take a WPS bus to the High School, then transfer to the Minuteman Bus. Please check the most recent posted bus routes for any updates to this service.
 
Does the late bus service run on early dismissal days?
Yes. The late bus leaves WHS between 3:30pm-3:45pm. Please be sure that students are outside the building at the designated pick up locations.
School Bus Disciplinary Code

School Bus Disciplinary Code

The School Department needs the cooperation of both student and parent/guardian to insure proper behavior and safety while riding school busses. Only on rare occasions has it been necessary to deny bus privileges to students for improper behavior.  For your information, the policy for behavior on school busses is listed below.

Reports of misconduct while waiting for or leaving the bus will be investigated by the school principal or his/her designee. Poor conduct on school busses will result in notification from the bus company to the principal. Upon receipt of a written or verbal complaint from the bus company, the principal (or designee) will utilize this procedure:

  1. First Offense: A letter shall be sent to the parents, from the principal of the school the student attends, advising the parent of the misbehavior.
  2. Second Offense: Bus privileges may be revoked for a two-week period and parents shall be so notified by the principal of the school the student attends.
  3. Third Offense: Transportation privileges may be taken away from the student for the remainder of the school year and the parents shall be so notified by the principal of the school the student attends.
Arrival and Dismissal Times for our Schools

Waltham High School: 

7:30 AM to 2:00 PM / late bus service at 3:30 PM

Kennedy & McDevitt Middle Schools & Parochial Schools:

8:00 AM to 2:30 PM / late bus service at 3:30 PM

Elementary Schools (including Kindergarten):

8:42 AM to 3:00 PM

Question? Contact the

WPS Transportation Office

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PLEASE NOTE: Route start times have been updated and new routes are highlighted in color.

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