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Bussing Service by Duaine Zila
Bussing Service by Duaine Zila
Jake Luhr
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

We hope everyone had a great summer and are getting back to a normal schedule under the circumstances we are in with COVID-19.  Bussing schedules for the 2020-2021 school year will start as the did at the end of last school year, unless there are major changes to be made in the route.  If there are any changes I will communicate those with individual families.  Please click on this Bus Request Form to print a copy, fill it out, and return it to me(Duaine Zila) by Friday, August 7th, 2020.  If a request is not submitted by August 7th, 2020, you may not be scheduled on the bus route for the start of school.  Please mail them to me at P.O. Box 439, Battle Creek, NE 68715.  Once routes are calculated, they will be sent to you by mail, email, or text.   If you have questions please give me a call at 402-675-8545.  

Below you can find the current guidelines for bus routes from Mid States:

MSSB will follow standard COVID-19 safety measures that are recommended by the CDC; 

  • We will implement a bus sanitizing program for all Districts.

  • Drivers will be supplied with masks and gloves.

  • Washing of hands and use of sanitizer will be strongly encouraged.

  • Social distancing will be enforced at the bus barn.

  • Weekly and daily safety reminders and training.

MSSB will also implement the following guidelines for students and any approved school personnel.

  •  No one with a temperature or exposure to anyone with COVID-19 will be permitted on the bus.  

  • Cover coughs and Sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow. It is encouraged that all students carry sanitizer and tissues with them at all times.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available on the buses.

  •  Face masks may be worn while riding on the bus if desired.(This may change based on our risk level)

  •  Seat directly behind the driver will be empty at all times.

  • Seating Chart for all passengers will be completed within 2 weeks of the first day of school.  We will follow the school and county directives concerning passenger distribution. That will dictate how many passengers can ride per seat. When possible, one to a seat but siblings will be seated together.

  • Students will need to keep social distance as much as possible.  Keeping their hands to themselves with no interaction with fellow students.  We will also remind drivers to social distance which means no fist bumps, hugs, high fives, etc.

  • Any Student deliberately coughing or spitting on the driver or other students will be suspended from bus service for the rest of the school year.

  • We will update our transportation rules that we post in our bus to cover these expectations.