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MISD Prioritizes Student and Driver Health on District Buses

Press Release|
Shane Mauldin|
Monday, August 31, 2020
Buses at the McKinney ISD Transportation facility will hit the road once again when students return to in-person learning on September 3.

Buses at the McKinney ISD Transportation facility will hit the road once again when students return to in-person learning on September 3.

McKinney, Texas – When McKinney ISD students who have opted for in-person learning return to campus on Thursday, Sept. 3, many will arrive in that time-honored manner—riding the school bus.

MISD will be taking necessary steps to ensure that bus driver and student health is the top priority when transporting students to and from schools.

MISD has added new bus cleaning protocols in between routes and will be requiring masks for all riders. Parents should note that social distancing is not possible on buses due to the volume of riders, and parents with significant concerns about social distancing may want to consider other transportation options.

Parents should review the following details regarding McKinney ISD bus transportation services for the 2020-2021 school year.

Safety Starts at the Bus Yard
—All drivers and monitors are temperature checked and wellness screened upon arrival.
—Staff is not permitted to congregate inside the transportation building.
—Social distancing is required when picking up keys and route packages.

Staff on the Buses
—Drivers and monitors are provided masks each day.
     -Monitors must wear masks at all times on board the buses.
     -Drivers are permitted to lower their mask only while driving due to possible visibility issues
      but must wear them while students load and unload the bus.
—The first row behind the driver should always be kept empty.

Students
—Students should socially distance at bus stops and when loading from MISD campuses.
—Buses should be loaded back to front and unload from front to back whenever possible.
—Students must consider masks as essential dress code items.
—Failure to keep a mask on while riding the bus or failure to have a mask upon arrival will result in
additional parent communication and possible suspension of services.

Cleanliness
—Each bus will be fully sanitized with professional EPA-approved cleaning products in between routes.

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