Masks required, new tracking system in place for school buses

Wrangell’s school bus operator is reminding parents and children that riders must wear a face mask, same as last year. But what will be new this school year is a software tool that will tell parents in real time the location of their children’s bus.

Zach Taylor, of Taylor Transportation, said face masks are a federal mandate, and not something they can bend on. He asks that kids use their own masks when riding the bus, but the drivers will provide disposable masks in case anyone forgets.

“That is a federal mandate, just like the airplanes,” Taylor said Tuesday. “School buses are federally regu...


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