FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1/3/22 HOW ARE WE DOING WITH BUSING AND MEETING STUDENTS’ BUSING NEEDS AS OF JANUARY 2022?
As reported over the past several months, the demand for school bus drivers is high. We have been and continue to work with our school bus contractors and AACC to train and hire additional licensed school bus drivers. Many newly licensed bus drivers have been hired over the past three months. However, there are some bus routes without drivers due to employment vacancies and driver sickness.
Please visit our bus transportation link www.aacps.org/buses where we post all the bus routes where transportation is impacted daily.
9/13/21 Where do I look for the late buses and the no-service buses?
Please visit our bus transportation link www.aacps.org/buses where we post all the bus routes where transportation is impacted daily. Additionally, our Communications Office is sending messages out daily to families giving them a list of schools where one or more bus routes have been impacted (late and no-service).
8/23/21 – Does every student who rides a bus need to submit a Transportation Acknowledgement of Risk form?
Yes, the Transportation Acknowledgement of Risk form must be completed for each student utilizing bus transportation and submitted to the home school. If you have three students at three different schools, please fill out three separate forms to send to each school, respectively. No forms should be submitted to the Transportation Department.
8/2/1 - Will all students need to be masked on our school buses?
In acccordance with federal requirements, students must be masked while riding on the bus.
8/2/21 - IF A STUDENT HAS AN ACCOMMODATION IN HIS IEP CONCERNING HIS SEAT ASSIGNMENT ON HIS BUS THIS FALL WILL IT BE HONORED?
8/2/21 - How will we know when the bus will pick up our student for school this fall?
The Transportation Department will post bus stops and pickup times as they do annually. Bus schedules are posted here
8/2/21 - HOW WILL CDC GUIDELINES BE IMPLEMENTED ON THE BUSES IN THE FALL?
CDC guidelines must be adhered to in all environments, this includes while students are riding the bus. Seat assignments will be made and all riders will be expected to wear a mask. Social distancing will be in place to the extent possible; this will be based on ridership. As we did this past spring during hybrid learning, we will be allowing full student ridership again on our buses this fall.
8/2/21 - HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO RIDE A BUS AT THE SAME TIME WHEN WE GO BACK TO SCHOOL THIS FALL?
We will be allowing full ridership on our buses this fall. Some buses may have 2-3 students per seat, if all students assigned to a bus decide to ride the bus to and/or from school. This will differ by bus according to student need.