2021-2022 Transportation Guidelines

  • On Buses

    Students will stand together, at the bus stop, while still observing social distancing guidelines. Parents are encouraged to accompany children at bus stops to ensure distancing is maintained. 
    If a bus driver or aide observes a student exhibiting visible COVID-19 symptoms:
    • The driver will contact their dispatcher who will notify the school that a potentially symptomatic student is arriving and should see the school health associate or nurse.
    • If the parent is at the bus stop, the driver or aide will inform the parent that visible symptoms are observed and advise the parent that the child should call in sick or that the school's health office may be contacting the parent when the child arrives at school if the parent refuses to take the child home from the bus stop.
    • The driver or aide will, if possible, ensure that the student is socially distanced.
    If a student has a chronic condition such as allergies or asthma, parents should inform staff of that condition. If staff has been so informed, students with symptoms of runny nose or cough related to allergies should be permitted to ride the bus.

    Bus Seating

    Madison will transport those who rely on busing services and will spread out riders as much as possible to create distancing given bus capacity.
    • The bus driver will instruct students to load the bus from back to front to avoid students passing one another. When unloading, they will unload from front to back.
    • The driver will instruct students to take seats that are spaced from one another as ridership allows. Depending on the number of students riding the bus, spacing students may not be possible.
    • The driver will keep the seat immediately behind them unoccupied if feasible.
    • Siblings may sit together.
    Face coverings will be provided on the bus for students who did not bring their own and would like to wear one.

    Additional Bus Information

    Sanitizer will be provided for student use when entering and exiting buses.  Usage is optional.
    Buses will be cleaned routinely with a focus on common touch points.  Buses will be disinfected with an EPA-approved product if a confirmed positive case has been on the bus within the prior 24 hours.

    Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Transportation office 602-664-7701.