THE SAFEST RIDE TO SCHOOL IS ON A BIG
MILLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION
The state requires school districts to provide transportation to and from school
only for those students in grades K-6 who live more than 2.0 miles from school. No
transportation is mandated for any students in grades 7-12. Millis will be using the state
requirements for 2016-2017 and the fees will remain unchanged for the upcoming year.
For those students who are not eligible for free transportation, Millis provides a Fee
Bussing Program for the convenience of parents. We encourage all families to have their
children ride the bus to alleviate parking and traffic problems and to be environmentally
All students who will be participating in the Millis transportation program for the
2016-2017 school year, including kindergarten students, must be registered by June 10,
2016. Students who are eligible for free transportation (those in grades K-6 who live
more than 2.0 miles from school) should register utilizing the pink registration form.
Students who will be participating in the Fee Bussing Program should register utilizing
the green registration form and submit the appropriate deposit. PLEASE NOTE: IF
PAID IN FULL BY JUNE 30, 2016, THERE WILL BE A 10% DISCOUNT OF
Determining the Distance from School
The distance from school is measured by the shortest traveled route from the
homeowner’s driveway via a public street to the first door of the school attended.
Fee Bussing Program
The fees charged cover only a portion of the actual cost of bussing with the school
district and town providing additional funds. People wishing to participate in this
program must return the green registration form along with a check for 50% of the cost of
round trip transportation by June 10, 2016. The remainder of the payment is due by
August 5, 2016. However, if you pay in full by June 30, 2016, the 10% discount
Individual bills will not be sent for the balance. Bus passes will be issued
only after all fees are received.
For those interested in one-way transportation only, please note that this option
will be available on a space available, first-come, first-served basis. People wishing to
participate in this program must return the green registration form along with a check for
50% of the cost of the one-way transportation.
Registration can be accomplished by returning the appropriate form, fully
completed, to Ms. MaryJane Driscoll, Transportation Director, Millis Public
Schools, 245 Plain Street, Millis, and MA 02054. After that date, students for whom
transportation is not mandated by the state will be added to the routes only if space is
available on the appropriate route.