When considering spacing of students while being transported, six feet of distancing is not required. BISD follows the Department of Health K-12 Fall Guidance, including:
Keep riders as far apart as possible on the bus. Consider how to reduce occupancy and increase space on the bus through scheduling (e.g., through staggered arrivals/departures, A/B scheduling) or add buses where possible.
Require assigned seating.
If possible, seat students with household members or members of their school group/cohort.
Maximize outside air and keep windows open as much as possible.
Encourage walking or biking where safe or being driven by caregivers when feasible.
Require riders and staff members to wear a cloth face covering or an acceptable alternative.
Encourage students to wash or sanitize hands when they leave their home or classroom immediately before boarding the bus.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, including the tops and backs of seats, using an EPA-registered product and following manufacturers’ instructions.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces on school buses at least daily or between use as much as possible.