What exactly was learned from the pandemic and reduced capacity? All of a sudden, pupil transportation planners learned that it really, really matters how many students ride the bus. Not just hitting the mark somewhere between 50 and 72 elementary students, but no more than 24 students per 72-passenger bus in some locales.
How do districts plan for that? How do they determine who is going to return to in-person learning? How do they find out exactly who is going to ride the bus?
The answer lies in a general practice that some districts have used for years: requiring students to register for transportation on an annual basis. That is, in order to receive school bus transportation, students must “OPT-IN” – make a specific choice to ride the bus and to request that service from the district.
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