How Are Distances Determined?
MERSD uses route mapping software to calculate the shortest driving distance between your home and school address. This method is consistent with Massachusetts General Laws and is audited annually by an outside accounting firm that reports findings to the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. To view the distance for your child, please visit: http://planner.myrouteonline.com. Click the box on the top left, labeled “1 Addresses,” and enter your home address in the box labeled “Start Address here.” Then enter the school address in the box labeled “Full address A here.” Click “Next” at the bottom of the screen, then “Continue” and then “Plan My Route” at the bottom of the next screen. The driving distance will be calculated and displayed in miles.