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Adair school bus safety guidelines start Thursday

By Steve Burton
Maintenance & Transportation Director

The Adair County School Transportation Department is excited to announce that face to face instruction will begin on Thursday, September 24th.

Our drivers are so happy to be able to see those smiling faces of our kiddos step onto our buses again.

Due to Covid-19 Transportation Guidelines, we wanted to remind everyone of a few important notes and changes to our School Bus Transportation System Procedures during this unprecedented time.

Below are a few key points to please take into consideration this year.

* All students must wear a mask at All times while being transported on the bus. This includes Pre-K and K-12 students.

* All students will have an assigned seat on their bus to aide in contact tracing.

* School doors will open up at 7:10amCT at each school for bus drop-offs and car drop-offs.

* Hand sanitizer will be provided for all students upon entry of the school bus.

* All buses will be sanitized between re-loading of students onto the bus.

* Windows will be cracked to help with proper ventilation when weather permits.

* Buses with a monitor will check children's temperatures as they enter the bus. Students on buses without a monitor will have their temperatures checked upon arrival at schools.

* Primary and Elementary aged students will sit towards the front on all buses to help ensure that we can monitor those students with masks as closely as possible.

* Student attendance will be recorded each day to comply with Transportation Guidelines.

* Students will not be allowed to bring bus notes or have bus notes called in to ride home with other students or other destinations other than their normal afternoon destination. This decision has been put in place to help protect and ensure contract tracing guidelines.*

Please note that as Transportation Guidelines change we will adjust our procedures to correctly accommodate those changes.

This story was posted on 2020-09-21 07:05:42
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