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    Student Transportation / Bus Driver Protocols

    According to the CA Dept. of Education guidebook for safe reopening of public schools, “in order to practice physical distancing on a school bus, the seating capacity must be reduced. Determine maximum capacity of students for each vehicle while meeting 6-foot physical distancing objectives.” 

    At the July 21, 2020 Board of Education meeting, our board made a decision regarding transportation services for our general population of students (BP 3540). Within the given climate and conditions due to COVID-19, our transpiration team is not able to mitigate for the safety of all students while riding on a school bus. Therefore, transportation services will not be available during the 2020-21 school year for general education students.

    We are attempting to reach out to our partner agencies in the community to provide other resources to our families as an option. Student safety remains our number one priority.

    MUSD will continue to provide transportation services to students identified through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and/or McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act or other legally required transportation services.

    Physical Distancing on School Buses for Special Services

    Determine maximum capacity of students for each vehicle while meeting physical distancing objectives.

    • Create a plan for seating based on maximum capacity determined above. MUSD will seat one student to a bench per row on both sides of the bus.
      • Mark or block seats that must be left vacant (if any).
    • Observe physical distancing when getting on/off the bus.
    • Bus driver will perform visual symptom screenings and ensure distancing guidelines are followed.
    • Prevent students from walking past each other by taking the following measures:
      • Seat students from the rear of the bus forward.
      • Board afternoon runs based on the order in which students will be dropped off. Students who get off first should board last and sit in the front.
    • Staff should wear cloth face coverings.
    • Students (2 years old to 2nd grade) should be encouraged to use cloth face coverings and avoid touching their faces. All other students (Grade 3-12) must wear a mask unless exempt.
    • Siblings will be encouraged to sit together while meeting the needs of all students traveling.
    • Daily log of student ridership will be documented in the event a student tests positive to allow for contact tracing.

    Vehicle Cleaning

    Buses should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily and after transporting any individual who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19. Should a bus rider or driver test positive for COVID-19, the bus will initially sit idle for 24 hours followed by deep cleaning. Drivers will be provided disinfectant wipes and disposable gloves to support disinfection of frequently touched surfaces throughout the day.

    Sanitation logs will be turned in to the Transportation Director after the drivers completes their last route.  All surfaces must be cleaned with a disinfectant solution.  Bus drivers are required to wear cloth masks at all times.  The driver’s temperature must be checked and documented before the start of each route. 

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