Transportation

To ensure a safe service experience for both our students and staff, the Transportation Department consulted with the Southern Nevada Health District in development of its Phase 2 Transportation Plan. In adherence with Phase 2 requirements, the Transportation Department is limiting bus capacity to 50 percent. This equates to approximately 28 students per general education bus and approximately four to six students per special needs bus, depending on the bus configuration.

Student and Parent/Guardian Expectations

  • Parents/guardians will conduct a wellness check of their child prior to reporting to the bus stop.
  • Students will be required to wear a face mask/covering while loading/unloading and riding on the bus.
  • Students are required to utilize the hand sanitizer when entering and/or exiting the bus.
  • Parents/Guardians of eligible bus riders may experience a delay in transportation services in the event of a cohort or service change. Transportation services will be contingent on space availability not to exceed the defined bus capacity limitations.
  • Students will be assigned seats based on the stop/loading order. Window seats will be filled first and then aisle seats.
  • Students will unload the bus starting from the front to the back seats.
  • Drivers will create and post seating charts to ensure distancing between students.

Bus Loading/Unloading and Seating

  • Students will be assigned seats based on the stop/loading order. Window seats will be filled first and then aisle seats.
  • Students will unload the bus starting from the front to the back seats.
  • Drivers will create and post seating charts to ensure distancing between students.

Bus Driver/Bus Aide Expectations

  • Bus drivers will be required to wear a face shield and mask during loading and unloading of students.
  • The face shield will be removed during driving.
  • Bus aides, if applicable, will wear face shields and masks during student transport.
  • Transportation staff will ensure the increase of external air flow in addition to the current air conditioning air flow from rear main intake to overhead vents above each seat.

Blue arrows represent outside air entering and red arrows represent inside air exiting the passenger area.

  • Between school routes, bus drivers and aides will utilize District approved disinfecting wipes on handrails, door frames, and tops of seats.
  • Nightly disinfecting will occur. A thorough disinfecting process will take place each night to cover all interior surfaces of the bus.

To learn more about Transportation Protocols and Behaviors for General Education Transportation and Special Needs Transportation, read the full Hybrid Instructional Model Implementation Guide (PDF).

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