As you know, in an effort to raise revenue for the school system, a transportation fee was established for students in grades K-6 for the upcoming school year.  Effective immediately, a change has been made to the fee structure.  Students in grades K-6 living more than two miles from their school will not be required to pay a fee to ride a school bus.  There are a few important pieces of information related to this change:
 
  • Two street lists have been created to assist you in determining whether a family must pay the bus fee in order for a child to ride  school bus.  Those lists, one for K-5 students, and one for 6th grade students, have been posted on the Business Department's webpage: dracutps.org/district/school-business-services.  Please reference the lists to determine whether a student living on a particular street must pay the fee, would have the fee waived, or because a specific address on a street may or may not be subject to the fee.
  • The Business Office is utilizing a mapping program utilized by our bus provider to determine whether a particular home is subject to the fee.  
  • Even if you live beyond the two mile boundary, you must register your children in order to receive a bus pass for the upcoming year.  As has occurred for a number of years at the secondary level, only students possessing a bus pass will be allowed to ride on a school bus.  Directions for registering your children through the online platform utilized by the district can be found on our website.
  • If you  have already paid a fee and you live (according to the lists found on our website) more than two miles from your child's school, a refund will be processed by the Business Office.
If you have any questions please contact the Business Office at 957-9704.

 

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