PPSD Covid Safety
Parents/Guardians are strongly encouraged to provide daily transportation to and from school for their children during the 2020-2021 school year to help minimize numbers on the buses and allow for greater social distancing efforts. Recognizing that option is not feasible for all families, the following guidelines will be implemented:
- Bus drivers, bus monitors, and students who choose to ride PPSD bus transportation will be required to wear masks and/or face shields for the duration of the bus ride to school and back home. Accommodations for enhanced social distancing for students will extenuating circumstances who are unable to wear masks will be made whennever possible.
- Hand sanitizer will be available for students as they enter and exit the buses.
- Students will be assigned seats based on residence (i.e., students from the same household will be assigned seats together and near each other while loading, riding, and unloading the buses.
- Windows will be kept open to enhance ventilation.
- Buses will be cleaned and sanitized after both morning and afternoon routes.
- Bus drivers and monitors will be trained on PPSD COVID safety measures.
- Students should sneeze and cough into their elbow away from other students.