FREE OR REDUCED MEAL ELIGIBILITY RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION FEE WAIVER

The Stoughton School Committee will waive the Pay and Ride fee for those students who are approved for free and/or reduced-price meals. The free and reduced approval process for the upcoming school year occurs after the date when the Pay and Ride applications are due. If you were eligible during the past school year for free and/or reduced meals, your child will be put on a bus, provided a bus application has been received by the deadline.

Families are responsible each school year for applying for free and/or reduced-price meals. Failure to return the Free and/or Reduced application before the "Grace Period" deadline will result in your child(ren) losing their benefits.

For families wishing to apply, applications for 2022-2023 will be available the last week of August at all schools, or through Food Services. During the first week of school, Free and/or Reduced applications and instructions will also be sent home with all students.

After review of the application for the 2022-2023 school year, if a family no longer qualifies for free and/or reduced-price meals, they will be required to pay the annual Pay and Ride fee for each child in order to remain on the bus. Failure to do so will result in the child being taken off the bus.