Jenks Public Schools released new details about precautions they will take on school buses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
District leaders said when school starts, students will be required to wear a mask on the bus and the buses will have sanitation stations at the front.
Transportation Director Landon Diveley said they’ll open all windows to circulate fresh air and students will load the bus from front to back, then unload from front to back. That way they don’t pass by each other.
Diveley said he knows it’s a challenging time to come back to class, but he believes students will quickly get used to the changes.
"Some of them are yearning for and longing for that sense of normalcy and it is going to be a little different. How we can provide that nurturing environment is going to be a key,” Diveley said.
The district said bus drivers will also use a special disinfectant to clean the bus each day.
School starts in Jenks August 19th.