April 3, 2024

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are pleased to announce the official opening of the 2024-2025 bus registration process. We encourage families who plan to use school bus transportation next school year to register before June 30th at 4:30 pm to avoid late fees and allow the transportation department ample time to prepare bus routes. Please see the following information regarding school bus registration.

Timeline for Bus Registration

The bus registration process will be open from now until June 30, 2024. It will be closed during the month of July and will reopen for late registrations and newly enrolled students  for the first two weeks of August (August 1st- August 14th) – please note, families who are enrolled this school year and who do not register until August will be required to pay the late fee. Any registration received after August 14th may not be processed in time to have a student assigned to a bus for the start of the school year.

Bus Transportation Fee

The bus fee for the 2024-2025 school year remains at $320/student with a $960 family cap. All registrations and payments made after June 30th at 4:30 pm will include a $50 late fee per registration (not applicable to families who have recently moved to Shrewsbury or have children entering kindergarten).

Three important messages to highlight:

  1. Bus registration for Shrewsbury Public Schools - Bus registration and payment must be done via the PowerSchool Parent Portal for students attending Shrewsbury Public Schools; please register here.

    Bus registration for private or vocational schools - Bus registrations for private and vocational schools including St. John’s (including Grades 7-8), Assabet Valley RTHS, St. Mary’s School, Al-Hamra Academy, and Montessori School are completed through a district Google Form. Please do NOT register for the bus via the parent portal. Please register using the private and vocational school link.

    For all registrations - there is no “processing charge/convenience fee” for online payment of the bus fee and both credit cards and debit cards are accepted. Checks and money orders are also accepted and can be sent or dropped off to the Central Office at 100 Maple Avenue.
  2. If your child has a negative food service account balance or owes a fee for some other additional service, your bus registration application will be blocked until all overdue payments are made. You can access account balances in your Powerschool Parent Portal.
  3. All of the regulations and rules pertaining to bus ridership eligibility and the requirement to pay a fee are posted on our Bus Privilege webpage. Please read them carefully and access the FAQ if you have questions.

If you have any questions, please email: transportation@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us

School Bus Transportation

The transportation program of the Shrewsbury Public Schools is one of many services that the district provides to support the education of its students from kindergarten through grade 12. The three-tiered system (high school, middle school, elementary) transports over 4,500 students each day using 48 buses/vans. The District has a contract with AA Transportation through school year 2027-2028 to provide this service.

Contact information for all Shrewsbury Public Schools, all private schools in Shrewsbury, and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School:

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