Q: How many District 186 students can safely ride on a First Student school bus?

From 186 Return To Learn Plan:

The District is working with First Student to develop policies that meet ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) and IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) guidelines.

  • Students will be required to wear masks on buses.
  • A plan of action that will include either self screening or temperature checks prior to entering the school bus will occur.
  • Social distancing will be maintained as much as possible by spreading out on the bus.
  • Assigned seats on the bus will be highly recommended.
  • No more than 50 students will be allowed on a single bus.
  • They will open windows when the weather allows.

Source: District 186 Draft Return to Learn Plan, 2020-2021