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TRANSPORTATION

Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure all buses (conforming and non-conforming to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Standards, as well as type A, C or D) which are used every day by districts and contract carriers will be cleaned/disinfected once a day.

  • The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express, will ensure transportation vehicles are cleaned / disinfected at least once a day.

Each school and/or district reopening plan ensures high contact spots must be wiped down after each a.m. and p.m. run depending upon the disinfection/cleaning schedule.

  • The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express, will ensure high contact spots on all transportation vehicles will be wiped down after each run.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure school buses shall not be equipped with hand sanitizer due to its combustible composition and potential liability to the carrier or district.

  • The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express, will ensure school buses are not equipped with hand sanitizer due to its combustible composition. This complies with NYS Laws and Regulations for school bus drivers.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure that school bus drivers, monitors and attendants must not carry personal bottles of hand sanitizer with them on school buses.

  • The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express, will share protocol and regulations with employees to prohibit bringing personal bottles of hand sanitizer with them on school buses.

Each school and/or district reopening plan will require that school bus drivers, monitors, attendants and mechanics must wear a face covering along with optional face shield.

  • The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express, will ensure school bus drivers, monitors, attendants and mechanics will wear a face covering. A mask will be provided for any staff member who does not have a mask upon daily arrival to work.

Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that transportation staff (drivers, monitors, attendants, mechanics and cleaners) will be trained and provided periodic refreshers on the proper use of personal protective equipment and the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

  • The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express, will ensure transportation staff receives initial training and periodic refreshers on the proper use of PPE and the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that transportation staff (drivers, monitors, attendants, mechanics and cleaners) will be trained and provided periodic refreshers on the proper use of social distancing.

  • The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express, will ensure transportation staff receives initial training and periodic refreshers on the proper use of social distancing.

Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that transportation departments/carriers will need to provide Personal Protective Equipment such as masks and gloves for drivers, monitors and attendants in buses.

  • The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express, will ensure transportation staff receives PPE such as masks and gloves for drivers, monitors and attendants.

Each school and/or district reopening plan ensures hand sanitizer will be provided for all staff in their transportation locations such as dispatch offices, employee lunch/break rooms and/or bus garages.

  • The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express, will ensure transportation locations including the employee / break room, bus garage and office have hand sanitizer available for use.

Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that drivers, monitors and attendants who must have direct physical contact with a child must wear gloves.

  • STA/Ridge Road Express has protocol to ensure drivers, monitors and attendants who must have direct physical contact with a child must wear gloves. Gloves will be provided by STA/Ridge Road Express.

Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that school bus drivers, monitors, attendants and mechanics shall perform a self-health assessment for symptoms of COVID 19 before arriving to work.

  • The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express, will ensure all staff members complete a self-health assessment for symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving to work.

Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that students must wear a mask on a school bus if they are physically able.

  • Students are required to wear masks on school transportation if they are physically able.

Each school and/or district reopening plan ensures that students who do not have a mask will NOT be denied transportation.

  • The District will provide masks for distribution on the bus for those students who do not have them.

Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that students who do not have masks must be provided one by the district.

  • The District will provide masks for distribution at school for those students who do not have them and/or for those students who do not ride District-provided transportation.

Each school and/or district reopening plan ensures that students with a disability which would prevent them from wearing a mask will not be forced to do so or denied transportation.

  •  The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express, will ensure students receive initial training and periodic refreshers on the proper use of PPE and the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

Each school and/or district reopening plan requires students will be trained and provided periodic reminders on the proper use of personal protective equipment and the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

  • The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express, will ensure students receive initial training and periodic refreshers on the proper use of social distancing.

Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that students will be trained and provided periodic reminders on the proper use of social distancing.

  • The District, in partnership with STA/Ridge Road Express will ensure District students who attend schools off campus will continue to be provided transportation to their public and non-public out of District placements, if they remain open.