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Frequently Asked Questions for Students Riding METRO
Starting this fall, Portland Public Schools' high school students will be using Portland METRO buses to get to and from school and extracurricular activities. (Specialized school bus transportation will continue to be provided to high school students who need it.) High school students also will have the freedom to use METRO for jobs and recreation – their METRO Student Transit Pass allows free and unlimited use of METRO bus routes during the academic school year, including weekends and break periods. What do students need to know to ride METRO? Here are some FAQ's.
Also, watch this YouTube video about riding the 9A bus, narrated by PPS students.

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Maine’s largest school system has 10 elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools serving approximately 7,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and about 4,700 adult learners.  

The district takes full advantage of its location in a vibrant city with a thriving arts life. Schools draw on the resources offered by museums, theaters, local businesses and the city’s colleges and universities. 

Portland has a highly trained teaching staff. Many teachers hold advanced degrees. All of the district's teachers continue their education by pursuing professional development activities on a regular basis.

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