Reopening and Reimagining for a Brighter Future - Reopening Plan

Transportation

Mandatory Assurances

  1. Each BOCES 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.
  2. Each BOCES reopening plan ensures high contact spots must be wiped down after each a.m. and p.m. run depending upon the disinfection/cleaning schedule.
  3. Each BOCES 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.
  4. Each BOCES reopening plan must ensure that school bus drivers, monitors and attendants must not carry personal bottles of hand sanitizer with them on school buses.
  5. Each BOCES reopening plan will require that school bus drivers, monitors, attendants and mechanics must wear a face covering along with optional face shield.
  6. Each BOCES 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.
  7. Each BOCES 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.
  8. Each BOCES 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.
  9. Each BOCES 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.
  10. Each BOCES reopening plan requires that drivers, monitors and attendants who must have direct physical contact with a child must wear gloves.
  11. Each BOCES 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.
  12. Each BOCES reopening plan requires that students must wear a mask on a school bus if they are physically able.
  13. Each BOCES reopening plan ensures that students who do not have a mask will NOT be denied transportation.
  14. Each BOCES reopening plan requires that students who do not have masks must be provided one by the district.
  15. Each BOCES 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.
  16. Each BOCES 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.
  17. Each BOCES reopening plan requires that students will be trained and provided periodic reminders on the proper use of social distancing.
  18. Each BOCES reopening plan requires that if the school district is in session remotely or otherwise, pupil transportation must be provided to nonpublic, parochial, private, charter schools or students whose Individualized Education Program have placed them out of district whose schools are meeting in conducting in-person session education when/if the district is not.