Transportation (bus Service)
UPDATED DECEMBER 7
Head of School
Lower School Principal, for ridership management
Vice President of Finance, for vendor relations/operations
These required protocols apply to anyone on an ISI campus, including but not limited to all students, staff, faculty, contractors, vendors, suppliers and visitors:
The COVID-19 outbreak and the public health need for social distancing as International School of Indiana continues to provide education to our students from age 3 to Grade 12 has created unique challenges for our institution. Therefore, ISI is taking the following measures regarding transportation.
Transportation by personal vehicle is encouraged however recognizing that many families are dependent on carpooling and school provided safe and reliable daily transportation, limited bus service will be offered if the minimum number of riders register.
- Bus service will be provided for essential purposes only
- Bus service will be suspended for extracurricular programming
These measures are intended to provide for the health and safety of our entire campus community while continuing to provide educational and other essential services to our students and their families.
Reason for Policy:
- Provides guidance on how public health and safety measures will be implemented in bus service until International School of Indiana is able to return to normal operation in accordance with all public health and governmental orders.
TYPES OF BUS SERVICE
- Bus service limited for essential use only, meaning for the school day. Families must complete the Bus Service Interest form by December 13.
- Bus service suspended for extracurricular programming, this includes but is not limited to field trips, athletics, shuttles between campuses, and late buses.
OVERSIGHT OF SERVICES
- Miller Transportation provides bus service for ISI.
- An ISI employee serves as a chaperone on each bus.
- Chaperones conduct the health screening in the morning before a student is permitted to board the bus.
- If a pupil becomes ill while at school, they should be sent home via an alternative method other than school bus transportation.
HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
- Chaperones will wear a face covering at all times.
- Face masks and face shields aren’t advised for drivers as they can obstruct vision while driving, however they can be worn as students are entering and exiting the bus if social distancing can’t be otherwise practiced.
- Students are issued an assigned seat with preference given to the youngest student seated in the front of the bus, and shared seats occupied by siblings/single households.
- All students should wear a face covering or mask during transportation and students should be spaced apart as much as is feasible.
- Students are encouraged to use proper hygiene and hand washing upon leaving home/school and before boarding the bus.
- As weather conditions and bus routes permit, windows may be opened for cross ventilation.
- All drivers are trained on proper disinfecting procedures for the school bus and these procedures are in accordance with CDC recommendations.
Failure to comply with COVID-19 Transportation protocols may result in disciplinary action through existing disciplinary processes. Human resources will assist supervisors with addressing employee violations and principals will provide guidance on addressing student violations, and all other violations are referred to the Head of School’s office.
317-923-1951 ext. 300
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