Children riding the school bus should expect a few changes

Students now required to wear face masks and use hand sanitizer before they enter the school bus

Back to school buses

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - With schools starting back up across Texoma, children using bus services can expect some changes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

WFISD has partnered with Durham School Services to make sure the transportation company has everything they will need as they begin busing around 1,600 students back and forth to campuses all across Wichita Falls this school year.

Those things include installing sanitizer dispensers in every bus and requiring that all students wear masks while onboard.

“Transportation, we sometimes look past it but without it these kids don’t eat breakfast, they don’t eat lunch at school and they don’t get the education they need because there is no other way to get to school.” said Brian Gibson, General Manager at Durham School Services.

All bus drivers will be responsible for keeping their buses clean and sanitized in between every drop off and pickup of students.

There will also be safety monitors onboard for head start and special needs students, that will rotate between routes everyday.

For more information visit Durham School Services website.

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