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METCO

The Scituate Public School District enjoys a rich partnership with the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) which began in 1968 when 20 Boston resident students entered Scituate High School. Our program services 70 students in grades K-12, and our knowledgeable professionals ensure each child’s growth as a student and citizen of the world. METCO works best when students and families in each community – Boston and Scituate – benefit from the experience.

Enrollment and Placement 

METCO is a state-funded educational program designed to eliminate racial imbalance through the busing of children from Boston and Springfield to public systems in surrounding suburban metropolitan communities.

The METCO Program is open to all children of color who reside in the City of Boston and volunteer to participate.

Enrollment into the Program begins at the METCO, Inc Headquarters office in Boston. Parents may register by using METCO HQ’s new online portal during the October to December registration window. Districts select students with completed applications every year by lottery, based on the number of available seats in each grade. Interested parents may call METCO HQ at (617) 445-1545 or visit their website for more information. Please note, METCO districts, such as Scituate, do not handle registration or the lottery process.

Transportation

The document below lists the stop locations and the estimated arrival and drop off times. We recommend that you arrive at your stop 10 minutes to 15 minutes before the route start time. Afternoon drop-off times may slightly vary due to traffic but have been estimated as close to listed as possible.

Please note, the rules and expectations for all students riding the bus are outlined in each school's student handbook. Learning, understanding and following these rules and expectations will make for a safer and more pleasant bus ride and school year.

The daily late bus allows for Scituate's Boston scholars to participate in after school club, sports, and enrichment programs. The form below is necessary for sign up and to provide accurate ridership.

Elementary Early Release Bus Schedule

(all times are estimated)

Elementary – Dismissal 12:35 pm

  • Mattapan Square: 1:40 pm
  • Boys and Girls Club: 1:50 pm
  • Franklin Park: 2:05 pm
  • Roxbury YMCA: 2:20 pm
  • Tropical Foods: 2:30 pm

Contact

  • Darryl David, METCO Director, 781-545-8760 ext. 23115
  • MarKaveus Barnes, METCO Coordinator


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