The Transportation Department has been verifying with each family as our bus capacity is limited by the distancing guidelines. The number of bus runs will ultimately affect school start times and traffic flow on Hill Street as parents drop-off and pick-up students. We are working directly with the Biddeford Police Department to mitigate the congestion but please be prepared that it will be slower than usual simply due to sheer volume so plan extra time to avoid frustration. Below are the current drop-off/pick-up procedures in place by school (may change slightly) and signage will be plentiful.
- If you have not yet designated a transportation method, you MUST call the Transportation Department immediately at 282-0909 as your child will ONLY be able to ride the bus if a seat is assigned in advance. See walking boundaries here for BMS/BHS students.
- All students MUST have a mask on to board the bus (no exceptions).
- Approximate bus stops/times will be noted in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal by September 8th (Dayton will be September 4th). If your child is not assigned to a seat by that date, they may not ride the bus until you call the Transportation Department.
- Arrival & Dismissal Procedures/Maps
Grades K, 1, 2 and 3 shall walk no more than one-half mile to their school or bus stop.
Grades 4 and 5 shall walk no more than one mile to their school or bus stop.
Grades 6, 7, and 8 shall walk no more than one and one –quarter miles to their school or bus stop.
Grades 9-12 shall walk no more than one and one-half miles to their school or bus stop.
Other Bus Information
Masks are required (no exceptions).
Please call the bus office with any updated address, phone or sitter changes at the phone number provided above.
Rolling backpacks are not encouraged on the bus due to safety concerns.
All carry on items must be held on your child’s lap or fit under the seat. Please call the bus office with questions/concerns.
Audrey Lovejoy, Transportation Supervisor
371 Hill Street, Biddeford, ME 04005