South Carolina Department of Education School Bus Face Covering Guidelines

  • As BCSD school buses are owned, funded and maintained by the South Carolina Department of Education, students and staff utilizing these buses for transport to and from school will be expected to adhere to the following South Carolina Department of Education Face Covering Guidelines for School Buses. 

    South Carolina Department of Education School Bus Face Covering Guidelines

     
    Students and staff who ride the state’s pupil transportation system to and from school are required to wear face coverings while boarding, riding, and exiting school buses. Staff members, including bus drivers, are required to wear face coverings while boarding, riding, driving, and exiting school buses. Bus drivers and support staff should ask any student who boards a bus without a covering to put one on and offer them a disposable or cloth face covering provided by the SCDE.
     
    Students who should NOT be required to wear face coverings:
     
    • Those younger than two years old;
    • Those who have trouble breathing;
    • Those unable to remove the covering without assistance; and/or
    • Those with special healthcare or educational needs as determined by an Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 Accommodations Plan, or an individual student healthcare plan, or by a medical doctor
     
    Staff members, including bus drivers, who have trouble breathing and/or those with special healthcare needs as noted by a medical doctor should NOT be required to wear face coverings.