LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — After months of empty seats, Clark County School District bus drivers are preparing to drive students to and from school starting Monday.
According to the CCSD's Hybrid Instructional Guide, the transportation department is limiting bus capacity to 50%, which is about 28 students per bus and four to six students per special needs bus. Bus drivers will create and post seating charts.
Drivers will be required to wear a face mask and face shield while they’re loading and unloading students, but the face shield can be removed while they’re driving.
Students are also required to keep their face masks on at all times during the bus ride. They also must use hand sanitizer that is provided when entering and exiting the bus.
To increase the air flow, drivers will be required to open the roof hatches and lower two rear windows.
After every route, drivers will disinfect area surfaces. A contracted company will clean the buses on a nightly basis.
Students will also be assigned specific gates for arrival and dismissal from school campus. Staff will try to keep students who walk or are picked up by their parents separate from students who bus to and from school.