Transportation Safety Protocols
CCPS has a transportation portal for families to access bus information for students. In addition to accessing available bus transportation, families may wish to drive or walk their children to school, if possible. Student drivers may wish to access parking privileges at their high schools. All stakeholders are urged to arrive and depart safely by following the directions of our school staff and safety partners.
Bus Driver/Attendant Safety Training
CCPS continues to train staff annually about preventative measures regarding the transmission of COVID 19. They received instruction in the following topics regarding safe transportation:
- COVID-19 symptoms.
- Best practices for hygiene.
- Social distancing practices.
- Optional usage of face-coverings.
- Bus cleaning and sanitization protocol.
- Behavioral de-escalation techniques
Through this training process, drivers and attendants also received instruction about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements such as face masks, face shields and gloves. Specific PPE may be provided as requested.
Bus Driver/Attendant PPE
- Unique circumstances may arise on buses where students, drivers and attendants may require additional PPE (such as clear face shields). This PPE will be provided to staff and students as it is deemed necessary.
- Drivers are provided with face masks to be stored on the bus for any student who may wish to use a mask.
Bus Safety Inspections
- All 2022 summer bus inspections were conducted safely and without issue.
- Prior to school opening for in-person instruction, all CCPS buses were cleaned and sanitized.
Bus Cleaning Sanitization Protocol
School buses are regularly cleaned with an emphasis on high touch point areas.
For regular buses, these touch points may include:
- Bench seats occupied by students.
- The backs and tops of seatbacks in front of each occupied seat.
- Side walls next to occupied seats.
- Handles on all emergency exits and emergency windows.
- Windows, window frames and ledges of occupied seats.
- Handrails in stepwell.
For special needs buses these touch points may include:
- Occupied seats, seat backs/tops, integrated booster seats, safety vests, seatbelts, and ends.
- Any wheelchair tie downs which were used.
- Any part of the lift gate, which was touched, including the controller.
- Any other equipment/item touched by students or the bus attendant.
In the event that an exposure event is reported or a student, driver or bus attendant tests positive for COVID-19, a fogger may be used to disinfect the school bus.
Safety Protocol on the Bus
- Students may wear a mask while on the school bus.
- Drivers are provided with face masks to be stored on the bus for any student who may forget their mask.
- Drivers and attendants may wear masks.
- Unique circumstances may arise on special needs buses where students, drivers and attendants may require additional PPE (such as clear face shields). This protective equipment is provided to staff and students as it is deemed necessary.
- Drivers keep the bus windows slightly open to allow for adequate air circulation throughout the vehicle during trips, as weather permits. An exception to this rule would be if a student must have air conditioning (AC) due to IEP/504 requirements, in which case, all windows must remain closed and the AC used.
- Students are instructed to limit unnecessary contact with surfaces inside the school bus.
- Students are directed to place all personal belongings on their laps and not to place items on the seats.