Bus Registration - Needham Routes

Bus registration for the 2024/25 School Year opened on April 2, 2024 at 8am.    

Registration Instructions
There are two ways to register: online or a traditional paper form.

If you prefer to register online, please follow the instructions below. There is a fee associated with using MySchoolBucks.

Alternatively, if you choose to register using the traditional registration form, please complete the registration form available at this link, and return the form and payment to the Transportation Office at 28 Glen Gary Rd, Needham MA 02492 via mail or in person.

Families who wish to apply for financial assistance must complete and return the financial request form to the Transportation Office before registering online or in person.

Registering Online with MySchoolBucks

Pre-Registration Instructions
1.  Create an account, if you do not already have one at: MySchoolBucks
    * If you do not have your child's online payment ID from Powerschool, please use this linkhttps://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZIGDR6JPK0P6OK_ZZ628T9SFO2O8HV

2.  You will need a credit or debit card to complete the process. Your card will not be charged the $415 bus fee at the end of the transaction, if your student is eligible for free or reduced lunch; or lives more than two miles from school and attends Grades K-6. Please be aware that there will be a hold on the card used while verification is being performed. The Transportation department will attempt to complete verification within 48 hours of registration.

Completing the Registration Process 

1.  Log into your MySchoolBucks account.
2.  Click on "Review the Bus Routes 2024-25"
3.  Scroll through the routes to select the route that contains the stop closest to your home. Although you must select the route with the closest stop on this form, families may request a different stop by completing the Bus Stop Request Form and emailing the completed form to: [email protected]. The requests will be reviewed over the summer and families will be notified if the alternate stop is approved prior to the start of school.
4.  Describe your eligibility status for free transportation by selecting one of the following from the Eligibility Drop Down Box:
     a. "I am not eligible for free transportation" because I attend Grades K-6 and live less than 2 miles from my assigned school, or because I attend Grades 7-12.
     b. "I am Eligible for Free Transportation Over 2 Miles K-6," because I live more than two miles from school and attend school Grades K-6.  Review a listing of eligible street addresses.  If your address is not on this list, then your child is not eligible for free transportation. If you feel that this is an error, please email [email protected].
     c. "I am Eligible for Free Transportation Free/Reduced Lunch Program," because I am eligible to receive free or reduced priced lunches through the Needham Public Schools Nutrition Services Program. Please note that if your child is eligible to receive free transportation under both b and c above, please select "I am Eligible for Free Transportation Over 2 Miles K-6."
5.   Enter your student’s full legal name, including middle initial and hyphenated last name in the Student Name Field.
6.   Select the school your student will be attending during school year of 2024-25 from the School drop down box.
7.   Enter your student's grade level during the 2024-25 School Year in the Grade as of September 2024 field.
8.   Enter your student’s principal address in the Address field.
9. Input the student’s zip code in the Zip Code field.
10. Enter your primary telephone number in the Telephone field. This should be the phone number you can be reached at in the event of a problem with the registration, or in case of an emergency.
11. Enter the parent's primary email address in the Email field. Please double check the email address to ensure that it is correct, and that you have selected an email that is checked often.
12. Identify any serious allergies. which could pose an immediate threat to your student or could necessitate use of an EpiPen, in the Allergies field.
13. Identify any medical conditions the driver should be aware of from the applicable selections. Please describe "other" conditions in the description field.
14. Indicate whether this information can be shared with the driver by indicating either “Yes” or "No" in the field labeled “May we share this information with driver."
15. Review the bus conduct rules prior to signing and submitting the bus registration.   Parents and the student should review the conduct rules together.
16. Return to the MySchoolBucks site and electronically sign and date the registration form using the appropriate fields.
17. Click the “Buy Now” button if you only wish to register one student.  Click the “Add to Basket” button if you wish to register another student.
18. If you wish to register another student, please return to the top of these instructions and follow steps 2 through 19.
19. Once all of your students have been registered and you are ready to “check out”, follow the available prompts. As noted above, all transactions require a credit/debit card to be entered for processing purposesMySchoolBucks will place a “hold” on your card, pending review of your application by the Transportation Department. The Transportation Department will release the hold and not charge the card of students who are eligible for free transportation. For all other students, the hold will be converted to a charge on their credit card.

Helpful Hints:

• If your session expires during the registration process, please return to the MySchoolBucks login screen and follow steps 2 - 19 above.
• If you have a question or need assistance, please contact the Transportation Department at [email protected], or call: 781-455-0400, extension x11234 or x11242. Please leave a voice mail; all calls will be answered in the order they are received.

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