Bus Registration - Key Reminders

The following are key reminders regarding student transportation: 

  • Online registration is now closed. All registrations must now be completed via email request to: busing@belmont.k12.ma.us.
  • Payment may be made online or via check; payments must be received in order to issue bus passes 
  • The Business Office does not accept walk-in payments or inquiries. Please email all inquiries to busing@belmont.k12.ma.us
  • Please view the Transportation Presentation for important additional information. 
  • Bus routes will be posted in August for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Transportation Safety Protocols

The Belmont Public Schools will maintan the followig protocols for fall transportation.  A few key reminders for all parents and students:

  • All students must wear masks at all times for the duration of their ride to and from school each day. Masks may not be removed on the school bus.
  • All windows will remain open at least two inches for proper ventilation.
  • Any student with an allergy requiring an Epi-pen should sit as close to the front of the bus as possible. In the event of an emergency, this will facilitate the quickest emergency response.

We encourage parents to share this information with their children before school begins on Thursday, September 9th in an effort to make them more comfortable with riding the bus to and from school for  the upcoming school year.

Should new DESE guidance become available, we will update this page of the website to reflect the new protocols. 

Fees & Payments

The Business Office no longer accepts walk-in payments. All payments must be made online, via regular mail, or dropped in our mail slot at 644 Pleasant Street in consideration of the payment due dates, which are:

Semester 1:     Payment due upon registration in June, 2021
Semester 2:     Payment due on or before February 1st. 

Payments must be received by the prescribed dates in order for students to maintain their ridership. Waitlisted students will be given consideration in the absence of on-time payments. If you require a fee waiver, please do not make a payment. Instead, view the Fee Waiver instructions here.


Bus Pass Protocol 

Given the overwhelming number of requests for busing at the middle school level, the following rules will be enforced as a measure of fairness as well as for the safety of every student: 

  • The bus drivers will be checking bus passes daily. All students must be in possession of their passes every day, and be able to show them before boarding the afternoon bus.
  • Daily PM Bus Pass Checks - Any Chenery or Belmont High School student who rides the AM/PM or PM only bus will need to show their pass prior to boarding. Any student who does not have their pass will not be permitted to ride the bus that afternoon. 
  • If students are found riding the bus at any time other than that which is designated on their pass, or any bus other than that which corresponds to their registration, students will not be allowed to ride the bus at that time. Students’ names will be given to the Business Office and the Chenery Main Office for further corrective action and notification of parents.  
  • If a student loses their bus pass, please notify the Business Office (busing@belmont.k12.ma.us) for a replacement. Students who have lost a pass and do not request a replacement will not be permitted to ride the bus until a replacement pass has been issued and received by the student. 

As a reminder, no student may ride the bus at any time if they are not registered with an issued bus pass.

For more information, please view our Frequently Asked Questions page.