Ensuring that our students have a safe ride to and from school is a top priority. We work closely with Manchester Transit Authority and Easter Seals Special Transit Service to provide transportation for thousands of students across the city every day.

Manchester School District transportation coordinator: Kelly O'Brien-Hebert ( (603) 624-6300 Ext. 163

Manchester Transit Authority (MTA): 623-8801, and dial 2 for school dispatch

Easter Seals Special Transit Service (STS): 668-8603, and dial 1 for school dispatch

Contact your child's school if:

  • you have moved and need to change transportation

  • you would like to verify your child's bus assignment

  • you have a question about pickup or drop-off

  • you would like to request a different pickup or drop-off location

  • you have questions about transportation eligibility

Contact your bus company if:

  • your student's bus is running late and you would like an estimated time of arrival

  • your student has left an item on a bus

Transportation Policy

The transportation policy passed by the Board of School Committee outlines eligibility, behavioral expectations for students, and discipline for failure to comply with expectations. Additional policies related to recording devices on school buses and mandatory drug and alcohol testing of bus drivers.

Eligibility for Transportation

Students in grades K (full day) -8 are eligible for bus transportation if they live 1.4 miles or more from their districted school, or in some cases, if they are required to cross busy or dangerous streets to get to school.

Busing for high school students is provided by a combination of public transit buses and yellow school buses.

Students with special needs and students in magnet English Learner programs may also be eligible for bus transportation.

Bus Schedules and Assignments

All bus routes and stops are reassessed every year and determined according to student needs. Bus schedules, with times and locations of morning bus stops, are published on the school district website in late August.

Elementary and middle school students who are eligible for transportation will be assigned to a bus and receive notification in August. If your students will not be taking the bus, or if you need to update your address, please contact your student's school.

High school students are not assigned to a specific stop or route and may use any stop on any bus to get to or from their destination.

  • Students riding yellow school buses may purchase tickets in the high school office at a cost of $8.50 per 10 ride ticket.

  • *NEW for 2019 - 2020 - Manchester School District high school students can ride ANY MTA city bus -- any route, any time, any day -- free of charge. All you have to do is show your high school ID. Contact MTA at 603-623-8801 or with questions

Private and Charter Schools

Please direct all transportation inquiries, including requests to add or remove your child from bus service, to your child's school. Buses will not run on days the Manchester School District closes due to weather emergencies. All private school and charter school students riding Manchester School District buses are subject to the district's transportation policy.

Homeless Students

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, students who become homeless during the school year need not transfer to another school and can receive transportation from the school district. Please contact your school's social worker or the school district's homeless liaison, Jocelyne Pinsonneault at 665-6868.

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