Student Transportation 2020-2021

Student Transportation 2020-2021
Posted on 09/11/2020
School bus

The information provided in this article is accurate as of the posting date (9/9/2020). For the most up to date information regarding school procedures during the 2020-2021 school year consult the Reentry Guidebook.

As schools reopen, students using school bus transportation services will follow revised protocols. Starting at the time when students arrive at their designated bus stop and board the school bus, the new safety and sanitizing protocols will need to be followed.

Transportation COVID-19 Protocol: Parent Information

The Castleberry ISD Transportation Department offers the following guidance to parents and caregivers regarding school bus transportation for daily bus routes. Bus routes will run at regular capacity. Although the district is implementing the safety protocols and disinfecting efforts described below, families are encouraged to drop students off, carpool or walk with their student to school to reduce possible exposure on buses. We are requiring all of our drivers and students to wear masks while on the school bus.

General Education/Special Needs/Shuttle Loading and Unloading Procedures

Bus Stop Expectations
  • Students should practice social distancing, whenever possible (if there is adequate space and it is safe to do so) while waiting for and approaching the school bus.
  • Students should NOT share food, drinks or personal devices.
Boarding Bus Procedures
  • Students should practice social distancing as they approach and board the bus.
  • Bus monitors will take each students temperature prior to boarding school bus. Any students with a temperature of 100° or more will not be permitted to ride the school bus.
  • Parents will be contacted by the campus when a student fails to pass the temperature check which is under 100°.
  • Use hand sanitizer (provided near the bus stairwell).
  • Seating: Students will be seated by assigned seats.
  • Bus in motion rules: Standard Castleberry ISD bus rules apply.
  • Students should NOT share food, drinks or personal devices.
Unloading at Campus
  • Students should practice social distancing and follow campus guidelines.
Unloading at Bus Stop
  • Students should practice Social Distancing and avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more.
  • Students are encouraged to head home immediately.
Disinfecting Protocol
Between each AM & PM Campus drop-off
  • School bus drivers, bus assistants and staff will be wiping down seats and high-touch items.
  • Bus seating areas will be disinfected after each bus route, particularly high-touch surfaces such as bus seats, steering wheels, knobs and stairway handrail.
  • When possible, bus windows will be open to allow outside air to circulate in the bus.
Weekly Deep Disinfecting Process
  • Deep cleaning: Electrostatic spraying of bus interiors will occur daily