DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Houston County schools says they are taking the proper precautions to ensure that children remain safe as they ride school buses.
Precautions include separating students as much as possible to stop the spread of the virus.
“We’re gonna do everything we can to make transportation for your child the children of Houston County safe as possible on these buses,” said Steve Dasinger, Transportation Supervisor.
Parents are strongly encouraged to drive their kids to school if able, but no matter what parents decide, school officials said they will be implementing these changes.
“Disinfecting these buses twice a day after each route,” Dasinger said. “We are going to provide our bus drivers with the tools in order to do that and we’re going to support them to the best of our ability,
Meanwhile, Dothan City Schools said they will also be making the same changes along with taking the temperature of all bus drivers every morning.
In addition, kids will be loaded on the buses from the back to the front with two seats being left empty behind the bus driver. With 1,200 bus stops and 166 routes, Dasinger said this will be a challenge. That’s why he urges parents to be proactive.
“You know we will provide your child a ride to school but if you’re in the position that you can take your child to school, it would probably be best,” Dasinger said.