School Year 2024-25
The application to ride the school bus for the next school year (2024-25) will soon be available for students entering grades 7-12.
The district provides transportation to students in grades Kindergarten (K) through grade six (6). Students in grades seven (7) through twelve (12) must pay for transportation. Every effort will be made to provide safe, comfortable and pleasant transportation service while maintaining an appropriate level of efficiency.
Effective transportation service requires cooperation among bus drivers & staff, school administrators, students and parents/guardians. Transportation rules and procedures are provided so you can be familiar with our expectations and the transportation procedures. The bus is an extension of the classroom and the bus driver is an extension of the teacher, thus all district policies are also observed on district transportation.
The Transportation Office is located in the HPS Central Administration building at 89 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA (across the street from the tennis courts).
Student IDs are mandatory to ride the bus and must be scanned upon entering and exiting the bus. All students should be at their designated bus stop 5-10 minutes before their scheduled pick-up time. It is the parent responsibility to get students to and from the bus stop. Bus routes will be emailed to families and available through the Find My Bus link on the right side of this page during the last week of August. Please see below for additional information based on your student grade level.
Student IDs / Z Pass
Students are issued a smart Student ID. The ID will have the student ID number as a bar code and a RFID chip. This ID will function as the bus pass, enable touch-less payments in the cafeteria and more. For transportation, the student ID must be scanned upon entering and exiting the bus. Middle school and high school students without an ID may be denied access to the bus. Elementary students who are unable to present their ID to the driver will have a replacement ID printed and an invoice will be entered on MySchoolBucks. If an invoice is not paid within a week, the elementary student may be suspended from the bus until payment is received.
The RFID chip interfaces with the system called Z Pass which enables the district to know who is on the bus and where and when they entered or exited. The information is transmitted to a secure database. The transportation department will use this information to locate a rider, and improve routes and utilization. This will increase safety and efficiency for the district.
Students must have their ID at all times for riding the bus.
* There will be a $10 replacement fee charged for lost or damaged cards. (Click Here to order a replacement)
Member: Massachusetts Association of Pupil Transportation (MAPT)