Corning-Painted Post Area School District Outlines Covid-19 Safety Protocols for Bus Drivers


Painted Post, NY (WETM) – Community members worry about their child’s safety while taking the bus to school as Covid cases continue to rise.

As Covid-19 continues to spread, the school districts of the Corning-Painted Post region are working in the best possible way to get students to the safety of the school.

“We drive buses, not with maximum capacity, but with their capacity. We take students back and forth to school every day, ”said Larry Eccleston, director of transportation, Corning-Painted Post Area School District

As a daily routine, school staff, teachers and bus drivers must work around problems to ensure that no one is at risk of getting sick while transporting students during a school day.

School districts in Corning-painted mail areas are still trying to fill bus driver roles to help with the bus routes.

“Some of our contractors are hiring and we have a position open here in Corning,” said Eccleston

Transportation staff are all ready to drive under an alternative plan if bus drivers are sick and understaffed.

So what happens to these drivers when the school goes remote again? District officials say the drivers will assist with the district’s grocery delivery program.


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