If you have any questions regarding transportation for your student for the coming school year, please call 978-740-1240.

Parent/Guardian Expectations for Salem Public Schools Transportation

  1. The district will make every effort to provide families with a copy of their proposed route and schedule 1 week in advance of their child’s scheduled first day of school;
  2. If buses are delayed by more than 15 minutes, families should be informed via GPS app, text, phone call, or email;
  3. If a bus is involved in any sort of crash or accident, parents should be notified by text or phone call as soon as the scene is secured by Salem Police and details are communicated to the SPS Director of Transportation;
  4. Families should be notified of any permanent changes to routes via GPS app, text, phone call, or email;
  5. If a parent/guardian calls the SPS transportation office due to a delayed bus or related issue, the transportation office should be able to locate buses in real time or provide an immediate call back (within 30 minutes) if warranted.

2022-2023 Transportation Handbook

Applying for Transportation

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be taken down in Aspen after the transportation deadline on July 1, 2022. Families should contact the Transportation Office to apply. Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

To apply for transportation, follow these instructions:

Step 1: Log into the Aspen Family Portal

Note: If you do not have an Aspen Family Portal Account or do not remember your log in details, you can contact the SPS Technology Team by opening a tech ticket or calling 978.619.1450.

Step 2. Begin The Application

Step 3. Select Your Student

Press the magnifier icon to select your student, then press the next button on the bottom of screen.

Step 4. Complete Form

Answer all the questions regarding your student’s transportation. Please make sure you answer “Yes” to “Bus Application Complete” and put in the date you are completing the application. Click “next”.

Step 5. Finished

Your application will submit after pressing the Finish button. Someone will be in touch to inform you whether or not your application was approved.

Field Trip Request

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