Dear Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s):
In 2019, the HAR was revised clarifying that only students who are certified eligible by the Department of Human Services to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are eligible for free bus passes. Eligibility is also determined by MVA, Foster Care, and if a student has 3 older paying siblings.
To clarify, a student attending a CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) school with free lunch, will no longer be automatically eligible for free bus. You must be SNAP certified to be eligible for a free bus pass. To apply for eligibility please make sure to fill out an online application at https://ezmealapp.com
Once you have applied for eligibility, you will then need to fill out a bus application either online at https://hi.etrition.com/
More Bus Information:
-For school bus applications that are submitted via eTrition, you will be prompted via email to submit payments online using EZSchoolPay once the application is approved. You will then receive a receipt and temporary bus pass that can be printed at home. The temporary bus pass must be shown to the bus driver.
-For families that used a paper application, temporary passes will be available for students to pick up in the main office, once payment is received.
-Permanent bus pass cards will be available at the MMS office seven to ten days after payment is received.
-There will be NO grace period at the start of the school year. Please ensure your child knows that they are required to show their bus pass to the driver. Students who do not show a valid bus pass will be reported to the school upon arrival and/or may be denied a ride in the future. Please plan accordingly.
-All bus pass applications are valid for one quarter only. This is for both paid and free-status riders.You will now NEED to fill out an application for EACH QUARTER. Please make sure to fill out an application and make payments in a timely manner. Bus pass applications can only be processed and paid for during the following periods:
Q1: July 17, 2023 - August 31, 2023
Q2: September 18, 2023 - October 31, 2023
Q3: November 27, 2023 - January 31, 2024
Q4: February 19, 2024 - April 30, 2024
Any applications submitted outside of these indicated periods will be automatically cancelled.
Any applications that are not approved in SBT within these time periods will be automatically cancelled.
Any unpaid applications in SBT will be automatically cancelled.
-Bus Prices: Quarterly R/T $72 (AM & PM Service); Quarterly O/W $36 (AM Only OR PM Only)
-$5 fee for a replacement bus pass applies to all students--both paid and free-status riders. Students must show their receipt to the bus driver until they receive their replacement pass.
-If you need to find out where your child's bus stop is. You can look it up online at https://www.infofinderi.com/
For more information on Student Transportation Services including applications and pricing, please visit: