The Wellesley Transportation Department has sent out an informational letter that explains how to register public school students for school bus service for the 2018 – 2019 school year. The deadline to register is April 6. Here’s the deal: if you live two or more miles from the school and your public school child is in kindergarten – 6th grade, there is no fee by state law. If you still want bus service for your closer and older kids, it’s yours, for a price. Wellesley has held the fee steady for next year at $521 per student, with a family cap of $1,142.
Based on the success of the pilot of a second High School morning bus run during FY18, the School Committee has committed the funding for this run in the FY19 budget. Register your HS student by the April 6 deadline for transportation in order to take advantage of either the first or the second morning bus runs. As long as your student is registered, he or she can take either bus to school.