While determining roadway safety, does District 49 consider passenger cars?

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Yes. We consider cars, other types of private vehicles, school buses, and maintenance equipment.

District leaders expect bus drivers to transport children safely to and from school, so the district only remains open when the transportation team is confident that bus drivers can complete their routes with no accidents. While assessing road conditions, the district's ground crews and transportation team know there are more than just buses transporting students on the roads. They consider that some people choose to drive vehicles that are difficult to operate, such as models with rear-wheel drive or older cars with balding tires. If a parent's vehicle is unsafe to drive given their local road conditions, they can take advantage of the district's busing services, or excuse their student's absence. When weather patterns deteriorate quickly, we trust everyone to drive their vehicles with care by maintaining appropriate distances, operating at reasonable speeds and staying alert.