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IMPORTANT Busing and Student Transportation Requirements

Busing and Student Transportation Requirements

 

  • Bus routes and times for resident students are available on our district website.
  • The bus driver, staff and students will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entering the bus; hand sanitizer will be supplied.
  • The bus driver, staff, and all students must wear facial coverings while on the bus.
  • Students will have assigned seats to help with contact tracing as needed, per the health department.
  • Families are strongly encouraged to check their child’s temperature at home and monitor their children for symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms are any of the following not explained by a known medical or physical condition and should prompt the family to PLEASE keep your child home from school:
    • The presence of any ONE of the following:
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fever
      • New loss of taste or smell
    • The presence of any TWO of the following:
      • Chills/sweating
      • Sore throat
      • Muscle pain or body aches
      • New onset of severe headache
      • Diarrhea
      • Vomiting or abdominal pain
      • Congestion or runny nose
  • Parents/guardians will take their student into the home if they are not allowed to board the bus due to COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If a student becomes sick during the day, they will not use bus transportation to return home; parents/guardians will be notified to pick up the student. If a driver becomes sick during the day, they will follow district protocols for sick staff and not return to drive students.
  • Transportation vehicles will be cleaned and disinfected before and after every transit route. Children will not be present when a vehicle is being cleaned.
  • Frequently touched surfaces in the vehicle will be cleaned and disinfected (i.e. surfaces in the driver’s cockpit, hard seats, armrests, door handles, light and air controls, doors, windows, and grab handles) prior to morning routes and prior to afternoon routes.
  • Weather permitting, doors and windows will be opened when cleaning the vehicle and between trips to let the vehicles thoroughly air out.
  • Weather permitting, windows will be open while the vehicle is in motion to help reduce spread of the virus by increasing air circulation, if appropriate and safe.