LUDLOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS
205 FULLER STREET | LUDLOW, MA 01056 | PHONE 413-583-8372 x1107
Our goal is to provide students with safe and secure transportation to and from school in a friendly environment that supports the total learning process. It is the responsibility of the students who ride the bus, and their parents/guardians, to understand and abide by the rules established for this purpose.
"The school bus is considered to be an extension of the classroom. ~ Students should act accordingly."
TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION 2023 - 2024
Transportation for LPS is provided by:
174 Brush Hill Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089
Local Dispatch Office Phone: (413) 596-9560
TRANSPORTATION POLICY (SC Policy EEAA)
Students will be entitled to transportation to and from school at the expense of the Ludlow Public Schools when such transportation conforms with applicable provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws. Reimbursement to the Town of Ludlow for transportation costs incurred by the Town is provided by the Commonwealth only for (a) students living at least 1.5 miles from school and (b) for special needs students for whom transportation must be provided pursuant to the decision of a TEAM.
Students living 1.5 miles or more from the school they attend will be provided transportation as measured on a main traveled bus way. No exceptions will be made by the School Committee. However, pupils living less than one and one half miles from their assigned school of attendance may purchase bus services for a fee as determined by the Ludlow School Committee.
TRANSPORTATION RULES OVERVIEW (SC Policy EEAEC-R)
Pupils are under the authority of the bus driver when being transported to and from school or a school activity. Refusal to obey the bus driver and/or any of the rules stated below will make them liable to be reported to school officials and to be refused transportation privileges.
Pupils must be on time for the bus both morning and evening. This rule will be enforced within reason.
Pupils must walk on the left side of the road facing the traffic. While waiting for the bus pupils must not stand or play in the road/highway.
Pupils must not attempt to get on/off the bus while it is in motion. They must not ride on the outside of the bus. Pupils must make sure the road is clear before the cross to or from the bus.
Pupils must occupy the seats assigned to them by school officials or the bus driver.
Pupils must not extend their hands, arms, heads or bodies through the bus windows or doors.
Pupils must not leave the bus on the way to/from school or a school activity without permission of the driver. The driver will not give such permission except in the case of personal emergency on the part of the pupil, or upon the request of the pupil's parents, teacher or principal.
Pupils will be permitted to converse in a normal tone; loud, profane and obscene language will be prohibited.
Pupils will not be permitted to smoke on the bus at any time.
Pupils must not open or close bus windows without the permission of the driver, nor shall they regulate or operate any part of the bus.
Pupils must cooperate in keeping the bus clean and must abstain from damaging it. To this end, they shall not throw articles in or out of the bus, nor spit on it, nor mar or deface it.
With the exception of their books, musical instruments, and other school equipment, pupils shall not transport anything without the permission of the driver. 1 of 2 File: EEAEC-R (also JICC-R)
Pupils must be courteous to the driver, to fellow pupils and to all other persons.
Positively no extra riders without permission from school officials.
Absolutely no standing when bus is in motion.
Transportation in Ludlow is provided for public and private school children alike. No preferential treatment is afforded one group over the other. In like manner, rules of behavior apply to both.