The Ashland Public Schools Transportation Department works hard to configure the safest, most punctual and most convenient bus routes, as listed below.
The times listed are approximate times. All times and routes are subject to change due to changing ridership numbers or adjustments to routes to accommodate rising needs. We recommend checking the bus schedule the night before and again on the morning of each school day.
For questions about bus passes, please contact our Transportation Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (508) 532-4007.
2023-2024 Bus Registration
Per Massachusetts General Law, and Ashland School Committee policy, Ashland Public Schools provides free transportation to Ashland students in Grades K-6 who reside more than two (2.0) miles from school. Students in Grades K-6 who live two or fewer miles from school and all students in Grades 7-12 may pay an annual transportation fee if they want to take the bus to and from school. Due to limited transportation options, all paid seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be assigned to a bus once their full and complete application has been received. Once bus capacity has been reached, a waitlist will be created. Late registrations will be placed on a waitlist and offered a seat if one becomes available during the school year.
Received before June 1st, 2023
$290 per student or $580 (maximum family cap) for 2 or more students in the same family. Registration is required for each student. Submit payments to Ashland Public Schools at https://epay.cityhallsystems.com, select the School Department and the drop down option for Bus Transportation.
Received after June 1st, 2023
Registrations received after the due date may be processed on September 1st, 2023. $360 per student or $720 (maximum family cap) for 2 or more students from the same family. Registration is required for each student. Submit payments to Ashland Public Schools at https://epay.cityhallsystems.com, select the School Department and the drop down option for Bus Transportation.
Registration for Grades K-6 who reside more than two (2.0) miles from school
Register at https://epay.cityhallsystems.com, select the School Department and the drop down option for Bus Transportation. Please select the option for “Qualify for free bus transportation (grades K-6 living over 2 miles from assigned school).”
Requesting A Fee Waiver (two step process)
A waiver of the bus fee is available to families based on the same guidelines used to determine eligibility for free and reduced lunch. Income verification information will be requested, and registration forms must still be received by June 1st, 2023 if you are applying for a bus fee waiver.
Please register for the bus fee waiver at https://epay.cityhallsystems.com, select the school department and the drop down option for Bus Transportation, and select the box titled “Apply for a waiver of the bus fee.”
Complete application for fee waiver and provide income verification. All completed waiver requests must be received by June 1st, 2023. Please click on the following links to obtain the forms and follow the instructions provided: English Fee Waiver Application, Portuguese Fee Waiver Application, Spanish Fee Waiver Application,
Notification & Contact Information
Families who registered students for the bus by June 1 will be notified by June 30 on the status of their registration. Registrations received after June 1 may not be processed until September 1.
Call Transportation Coordinator, Tamara Saviatto, at (508) 532-4007 for more information.
Tamara SaviattoTransportation Coordinator
Mailing Address:87 W. Union Street
Ashland, MA 01721
Attn: Business Office
All students, including students with disabilities, regardless of placement,
shall have an equal opportunity to participate in school transportation services.
How to Submit an Online Payment
Bus Registration Instructions - Spanish
Please refer to this video for step-by-step instructions in Spanish for bus registration. Google Chrome is required.
Bus Registration Instructions - English
Please refer to this video for step by step instructions to register for the bus and to submit payment.