Bus registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open. Please register using the MySchoolBucks portal.
There are substantial changes to the bus fee payment structure for the 2023-24 school year. Please note the following:
The bus fee has increased to $400 with a family cap of two passes ($800.)
All elementary students who reside LESS than 2 miles from their elementary school and wish to ride the bus must now pay a bus fee.
Elementary students (and Grade 6 students) who reside MORE than 2 miles from their elementary school and wish to ride the bus DO NOT pay a bus fee.
Due to recent questions and confusion, please note the following: Students who do NOT ride the bus do NOT need to register for the bus and do NOT pay the bus fee.
Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. To apply, please fill out the financial assistance application form found in Aspen.
The NPS transportation system is complex as there are local, state, and federal regulations with which we must comply.The Newton Public Schools transportation department is committed to ensuring students are transported safely to and from school. Students in the Newton Public Schools typically arrive at school in one of three ways – walk, bike, or bus. In addition, some families choose to drive students to school.
Bus registration for the 2022-23 school year is currently closed. If you are new to the district, please contact our transportation office for information.
Bus registration for the 2023-24 school year will begin later this spring. We will share more information via email and on this page when the registration opens.
Please visit the Bus Registration webpage for complete details on registering for the bus. A few helpful hints for bus registration:
- Review your student's bus route. You can find the stops and schedules on this page: Bus Stops and Routes.
- Determine the distance from your residence to your assigned school. This will help you determine if you pay a bus fee or not. Please visit the City of Newton site to Find Your Distance.
- Bus fees can be found on this page: NPS Bus Fees
When registration opens, go to www.myschoolbucks.com, the NPS online bus registration portal, and log into your account.