Reducing the Spread in Student Transportation
Meeting CDC guidance for social distancing on a school bus is not possible. Because of this, the following changes will be made to the district’s normal transportation processes.
Sanitize your hands
Each bus will be equipped with hand sanitizing materials. Students are asked to sanitize their hands each time they board the bus.
Face coverings required on bus
Students will be required to wear a face covering while riding a school bus. If a student forgets their mask, an emergency mask will be provided for them. No student will be left at a bus stop because they don't have a mask. Students with a medical condition or who are not able to wear a face covering could be exempt from this requirement and may wear a plastic face shield. Please notify your school principal if your child is not able to wear a face covering.
Cleaning the bus
Each school bus is used for multiple trips each day. High-touch point areas, such as seats and handrails, will be disinfected between each bus trip. At the end of each day, every bus will be sanitized.
Students served by exceptional student buses
Services provided by the Transportation Department for Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students are provided in accordance witht the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).
For students whose IEP team has determined the need for ESE transportation as a related service, the student’s ESE teacher creates the transportation request which is forwarded to the transportation office for routing. To update a student’s address, after receiving the required documentation from the parent, the school registrar makes the change in the student information system and the ESE teacher at the school site should be contacted to ensure this change is made on the updated transportation request form.
Note: The Transportation Department does not place students in schools and will not accept stop location changes directly - the Exceptional Education office must be contacted first.
Students served by ESE buses are assigned to busses by the schools. This website provides general details for student transportation.
Special note for exceptional education students and students with other medical conditions
Capacity of exceptional student education buses will be reduced as much as possible to feasibly transport children to school. Students with a medical condition, who are not able to wear a face covering could be exempt from this requirement and may wear a plastic face shield. The district will make reasonable accommodations.