Bus Registration for Riders 1.5 Miles or More

  • Subject: Registration Requirement to Ride Bus

    This document contains important information about how to access school bus services for the Manchester Essex Regional School District (MERSD) in the  2021-2022 school year.


    Registration Is Required for All Riders
    Each bus rider, regardless of distance to their school, must register to ride the bus in order to receive a bus pass.


    If you have one or more children who lives 1.5 miles or more from school, these children will not have to pay to ride, but will still need to register to reserve a seat on the bus. If you do not wish to have your child ride, you do not need to register, and no further action is necessary.


    How Do I Register?
    Register online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MERSDbus21. Please note that this site may only be used to register students riding 1.5 miles or more.


    If your family also has other children who ride less than 1.5 miles to a different school, you will receive a separate notification with instructions on how to register those riders (using a different registration web site) and pay the $225.00 annual per student fee, which is required for students riding less than 1.5 miles in accordance with School Committee policy.


    When Will I Receive a Bus Pass?
    Bus passes will be distributed at school during the first week of the new school year. After that time, only students with a bus pass will be allowed to ride.


    What is the Deadline for Registration?
    To reserve a seat on the bus, your registration must be received by September 3rd, 2021.


    Please note that due to the the COVID-19 epidemic, all riders and drivers must wear a mask on the bus at all times. Windows will be kept open during operation, unless not possible due to extreme weather conditions.  Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing to keep warm.


    Additional information, in the form of answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.


    Thank you,


    Avi Urbas
    Director of Finance & Operations
    email: schoolbus@mersd.org