To ensure the safe transportation of East Greenbush Central School District students, and in consideration of physical distancing, contact tracing and sanitation requirements set by the NYS Department of Health, assigned seating will be implemented on school buses to start the 2020-21 school year.
In the event of a positive case of COVID-19, the district would need to track student and staff contacts. Reducing the number of buses a child rides on and assigning seats ensure that student-to-student contacts are limited on the bus and that the district can respond to any requests from the Rensselaer County Health Department in a timely manner.
Due to limited seating on all buses and the new health and safety procedures, the practice of providing transportation to more than one location will not be possible. Students will be picked up and dropped off at one location to start the school year. As the year progresses, and circumstances change, this decision will be reconsidered.
Transportation to special education and private schools will continue as required by NYS Education Department regulations.
The district posted 2020-21 Bus Routes earlier this week.