NICEVILLE, Fla. — The Okaloosa County School District has released its 2020-2021 bus schedule and a video that explains the bus safety procedures that have been adopted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the video, students are expected to be socially distanced at bus stops and should wear masks while waiting at the bus stop and while riding the bus. If a student does not have a face mask, one will be provided.
Hand sanitizer is available on each bus. Buses will be disinfected after each run.
Drivers will undergo a health screening each morning.
The Okaloosa County School District Transportation Department has offices in the north, central and south parts of the county to better serve the students and schools. The main objective is to transport students to and from school in a safe and timely manner every day. The District has a fleet of 231 buses that transport over 16,000 students daily, covering three million miles each school year.
Besides transporting students, the Transportation Department also:
- Provides transportation for extra-curricular activities;
- Educates elementary students in bus safety;
- Trains prospective drivers in commercial driver training programs;
- Processes vehicle tags and registration for all schools and departments; and
- Issues vehicle numbers.