Transportation

2017/2018 - SCHOOL BUS REGISTRATION

Effective with the 2017/2018 school year, Oxford Public Schools will be implementing a new “School Bus Registration” process for all grade levels, in accordance with the School Committee Policy outlined below.  Parents/Guardians who require school bus transportation for their child(ren) and who qualify for transportation based on proximity to the school will be required to register each student for transportation services prior to August 1st

Kindergarten:  All students, except those living in immediate proximity to the school.

Grades 1-3:     Students living more than one (1) mile from the school.

Grades 4-6:     Students living more than one and one-half (1½) miles from the school.

Grades 7-12:   Students living more than two (2) miles from the school.

(Exceptions to these guidelines may be made at the discretion of the Superintendent. This will apply particularly to any student who must travel in a hazardous area to and from school. These students will be transported regardless of the mileage limits listed.)

 

This registration process will assist the District in achieving maximum efficiency in the development of bus routes, optimizing available buses, reducing travel time, and monitoring the number of students riding buses. If you register after the August 1st deadline there is no guarantee of a bus stop near your home.

 

Students who are registered for transportation will be issued a laminated bus pass which will be mailed to the home in August.  Only students registered for transportation with a valid bus pass may ride a school bus.  Students may only ride the bus to which he/she is assigned. Requests for transportation to/from an alternate location must be for all five (5) days of the school week, and for the entire school year; exceptions must be requested in writing and approved by the Superintendent.  At this time, there are no fees associated with this program.

 

This procedure affects regular school day bus transportation only – it does not affect any transportation specified in a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Registration is quick and easy.  For your convenience, there are two ways to register:    Online   or   Mail-In

You can either register online via the Electronic Form  *OR*  you can print, complete, and mail the Mail-In Form.

Please contact the Superintendent's Office with any questions at: 508-987-6050 x1111




TRANSPORTATION CONCERNS
Please complete the below electronic form if you have specific questions, concerns, or complaints about a bus route, bus driver, or any situation involving a bus. However, if your questions/concerns are more general in nature regarding transportation, please contact the student's school.  

BUS TRACKER SERVICE

As we seek to effectively communicate with families, we wanted to share some exciting news with those who use district-provided bus services. Our school bus partner, Durham School Services, has developed a phone and web browser application that will allow parents and guardians to securely view the location of all of their child(ren)’s bus locations in relationship to their assigned bus stop. This application enables parents and guardians to view multiple stops on an assigned route, including the scheduled arrival time for each stop. The service is free of charge to parents/guardians and provided at no additional cost to the school districts serviced by Durham School Services. Use of the application is voluntary.


You can get more information, sign-up, or create a secure login to use the application on your smart phone or web browser a few different ways as follows:
www.durhamschoolservices.com/durhambustracker
https://m.durhambustracker.com/secure/login
For technical support, please contact support@durhambustracker.com

In order to view the bus location and follow the route, parents and guardians will need to:
- Create an account by clicking on “Need a Login”;
- Enter the state and then the city of your child’s Durham School Services’ customer service center:  (Worcester)
- Enter your child’s school issued 10-digit State ID number (this is listed in a letter that will be sent home with your child);
- Enter your child’s last name; and
- Use the plus sign (+) to add additional children who use Durham’s bus services.

If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact Durham School Services at 508-757-1463.

A "Getting Started and FAQ" brochure can be viewed by clicking here.

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