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South Lake Schools offers transportation services for all students in grades K - 12. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Transportation Coordinator, Renee Monaco, at 586-435-1622.
BUS ROUTES AM & PM
UPDATED 9/15/2021 @ 8:30AM
Busing and Student Transportation: Safety Protocols (Phase 4)
- Require the use of hand sanitizer before entering the bus. Hand sanitizer must be supplied on the bus.
- The bus driver, staff, and all students in grades preK-12, if medically feasible, must wear facial coverings while on the bus. Note: there may be situations where it is not safe for the bus driver to wear a facial covering. Decisions about these situations should be made on a case-by-case basis with local public health officials.
- Clean and disinfect transportation vehicles before and after every transit route. Children must not be present when a vehicle is being cleaned.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in the vehicle (e.g., surfaces in the driver’s cockpit, hard seats, arm rests, door handles, seat belt buckles, light and air controls, doors and windows, and grab handles) prior to morning routes and prior to afternoon routes.
- Clean, sanitize, and disinfect equipment including items such as car seats, wheelchairs, walkers, and adaptive equipment being transported to schools daily.
- Create a plan for getting students home safely if they are not allowed to board the vehicle.
- If a student becomes sick during the day, they must not use group transportation to return home. If a driver becomes sick during the day, they must follow protocols for sick staff and must not return to drive students.
- Weather permitting, keep doors and windows open when cleaning the vehicle and between trips to let the vehicles thoroughly air out.
- Weather permitting, consider keeping windows open while the vehicle is in motion to help reduce spread of the virus by increasing air circulation, if appropriate and safe.