• Update on afternoon school bus service
    Updated 12:50pm, Wednesday, August 27
    • All routes are running and are generally on-time this afternoon with a driver ready for every bus. 
    • Normal traffic patterns will impact some routes, as can happen any day.
    • Families can check the status of their school bus online at http://schoolbus.bostonpublicschools.org or by calling our Transportation Hotline at (617) 635-9520. The MBTA is free for students this morning.
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  • Back-to-school information
    Families will receive school bus stop and MBTA pass information in the mail this week.
    • The first day of school for grades 1-12 is Thursday, September 4. Kindergarten begins Monday, September 8
    • Some schools are already in session and yellow buses are on the road. If you have a question about your route or the location of your child's bus, call the BPS Transportation Hotline on weekdays at (617) 635-9520 or use the "Where's My School Bus" app at schoolbus.bostonpublicschools.org
    • The Back-To-School Hotline is up and running! We can answer your questions about school assignments, schedules, waiting lists and school bus schedules. Call (617) 635-9046 weekdays from 8:30am-5pm
    • You can visit a BPS Welcome Center to have your questions answered in-person. Our new Mattapan Welcome Center is open on Thursdays and Fridays.
    • Log in to your Student Information System account to see school registration and enrollment information
    • Learn more about yellow bus service and the MBTA pass program expansion, including how to request a free seven-day MBTA pass
    • Send us an email with your transportation questions: transportation@bostonpublicschools.org
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Headlines & Features

  • Student meals to be healthier, more locally-sourced under new food service contract

    School meals in Boston will be healthier and more locally-sourced this fall and students will have a regular role in planning menus, as part of a new three-year food service contract awarded in August. After a competitive review involving three main vendors, the Boston Public Schools has selected Whitsons Culinary Group for a $12.2 million annual contract to provide meals to BPS students for three years.

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  • BPS opens 120 free summer meal sites for students 18 and under

    The Boston Public Schools Summer Food Service Program provides free breakfast and lunch to Boston children and teens aged 18 and under from now through August 29 at more than 120 locations throughout Boston. No registration or ID is necessary. Click to see a list of locations and hours.

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  • Mayor, Superintendent push for higher-quality meals in Boston Schools

    Students will have higher-quality, healthier and more locally-sourced meal options this fall thanks to a decision by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and interim Superintendent John McDonough to re-post the bid for a new three-year food services contract. The new contract will include provisions for quarterly taste-tests by students and will ensure regular student and parent involvement in school menu cycles.

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John McDonough
John McDonough
Interim Superintendent

As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families and students to develop within every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.