Transportation

2019-2020 Foxborough Regional Charter School
Regional Transportation
 
Many buses for the 2019-2020 school year are FULL. As always, seats are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Per Enrollment Policy, preference will be given to In-District Students. A seat on a bus one year does NOT guarantee you a seat on a bus the following year. You MUST re-apply for transportation every school year.

 

IMPORTANT: The online application is NOT supported by mobile sites and apps. Please make sure to fill out the online application on a desk top or laptop computer!

 

Should you have additional questions or need clarification on any components of the Transportation Program, please contact the Transportation Department at Transportation@foxboroughrcs.org 

Eligibility Requirements
 

Eligibility for 2019-20 transportation application/registration process is contingent upon fees being current for any FRCS fee based services (ex. Extended Day).  Accounts with past due fees for any FRCS fee based services from prior years will not be eligible to apply for or register for future services of any fee based program.  Bus seats will not be reserved for accounts with past due fees, seats will be assigned and/or reassigned. Please check with the Business Office, x370 if you have any questions regarding your account(s). Thank you.

 

HOW TO APPLY (follow instructions carefully and thoroughly)

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Return the following to the school within seven (7) business days*
    • Copy of the Proof of Submission page.
    • Deposit AND Non-Refundable Application fee. Both MUST be in the form of a money order or cashier’s check. No personal checks will be accepted.
    • signed copy of the Bus Conduct Guidelines. Please download, Parent/Guardian SIGN and date. Students in grades 5-12 must also sign the conduct guidelines.
    • If necessary, the Emergency Medication Procedures Form and/or the Emergency Contact Information Form.

NOTE: An application is considered incomplete until ALL requirements are met, 1) online application 2) deposit & non-refundable application fees and 3) signed Bus Conduct Guidelines. Only when all of these requirements have been received will an application be considered for seat assignment(s). As always, seat assignments will be given on a first come, first served basis.

All Deposit and non-refundable application fees must be made by cashier check/money order payable to F.R.C.S. NO personal checks will be accepted. The two may be combined into one money order or cashier’s check. For those with existing My School Bucks accounts we will also accept on-line payments via www.myschoolbucks.com– be sure to submit both the deposit and non-refundable application fee.

2019-2020 Transportation Fee Schedule
 
 

1 Student Rider Family

2 Student Rider Family

3 Student Rider Family

4 Student Rider Family

Deposit Due with Application *

$242

$300

$372

$430

Due July 12, 2019

$328

$400

$500

$575

Due Sept. 6, 2019

$320

$400

$500

$575

Due Nov. 1, 2019

$320

$400

$500

$570

ANNUAL FEE

$1,210

$1,500

$1,860

$2,150

* Reminder: a non-refundable application fee of $25 is due with the Deposit in addition to the Annual Fee above. Both Deposit and Fee MUST be in the form of a money order or Cashier’s check ONLY.

*A Family is defined as “siblings”. Return Check Fee – $15. Return Trip Fee – $100 per Occurrence

Transportation payments may now be submitted Online via myschoolbucks.com! 

 

 

IMPORTANT to NOTE:

  • Transportation accounts will not be sent a bill; it is your responsibility to make prompt payments and maintain a record of same. Statements will not be generated.
  • Transportation fees are not tax deductible.
Financial Assistance

 

2019-20 FRCS Fee-Based Financial Assistance Application. Please contact the Business Office with any such questions. Confidential requests for a waiver or reduction of the bus fee will be given consideration based on Federal Government Poverty Guidelines. Financial Assistance requests must include the required supporting documents listed on the application.  PLEASE NOTE the following:

 

  • Financial Assistance received last school year does NOT guarantee assistance in the upcoming year. You must re-apply each year for assistance.
  • ALL applicants are responsible for making the Deposit and Non-Refundable Application Fee payments.
  • You are responsible to continue to make payments until your application is approved.
  • It is in your best interest to promptly submit the application and required documents; missed deadlines will jeopardize ridership
  • Financial Assistance will not be granted retroactively; refunds will not be granted.
  • Direct certified families for food services does not guarantee financial assistance in a fee-based program.
  • A Letter of Eligibility Determination will be mailed to you after the application has been processed informing you of any benefits granted or denied.  You are responsible for any fees incurred until such time as you receive a Financial Assistance Award letter granting benefits.
2019-2020 Stops/Routes
 

While the intent is to continue to provide transportation services to all of Foxborough Regional Charter Schools sending districts, stops and routes may need to be adjusted in order to make the buses cost effective. Bus routes and stops will be determined based on various factors, two of which are:

  • How many families apply from each area
  • Board approval of the number of buses

 

How Bus Assignments are Made

  • Eligibility requirements – all FRCS fee-based programs must be in good standing. Any accounts with outstanding balances will be disqualified until the balance has been satisfied. If after a seat has been assigned, the Business office notifies the Transportation Department or any other Fee-Based Department that an outstanding balance exists, such service may be suspended.
  • Transportation preference is given to In-district families.
  • As always, bus assignments are issued on a first come, first served basis, using the time the online application was submitted given the documentation and payment is received within seven business days. If the payment and paperwork is received after the seven days, the time of submission becomes the date/time when these items are in hand.
  • If an applicant’s first bus stop choice is full, we look to place them at their second preferred location and finally their third. If no space is available at any of these three stops, we will reach out to offer a seat on any of the remaining buses which have available space. The applicant will remain on a waitlist for his or her preferred location.
Attention New FRCS Families
 

Applications for our fee-based Regional Transportation program are accepted via an online application (see above), once your child has been accepted and has completed the admissions process.  An offer of enrollment for our academic program does NOT include a guarantee for our transportation program. Seats are limited by capacity laws and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Please do not attempt to access transportation unless you have received written confirmation of a bus route/stop assignment communication AND your student(s) have received their Bus Passes.

 

How do I register for the FRCS Regional Transportation Program? Please see Application INSTRUCTIONS above.

Upon completion of a transportation registration application and submission of all accompanying documents and fees, eligible students will be notified of their seat assignment and receive a bus pass in their Homeroom on the first day of school.

Once registered and assigned a seat on one of the regional buses, please note:

  1. Students must show their bus pass to the driver each day upon entering the bus. The pass entitles students a school bus ride to and from school.
  2. Students are to ride only the bus to which they are assigned.
Bus Stops 2019 - 2020