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Huntsville City Schools passes new bus cleaning purchase

In Thursday evening's Huntsville City Schools Board of Education meeting the board passed the purchase of a bus cleaning contract with Apple Bus Company.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — With more kids heading back to school in person, the school buses that get them there need to be safe and sanitized. Huntsville City Schools took some steps Thursday to make sure that’s the case.

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In Thursday evening's Huntsville City Schools Board of Education meeting the board passed the purchase of a bus cleaning contract with Apple Bus Company.

In the case of a positive COVID-19 case from a student on any bus, the bus will be taken offline and professionally disinfected immediately. 

The buses are expected to be cleaned with 'Simply Green D-pro 5' at the end of each school day. The company will fog the buses every two weeks.

Someone reading a summary of the cleaning purchase during the board meeting says, “All interior high touch surfaces will be cleaned b between all transports of students who ride the bus during the school day.... The periodic cleaning will be preformed biweekly, fogging it with G-clean a self-sanitizing chemical that lasts up to 30 days.” 

The school board says the cleanings will cost the district about $2,840 per school day.

To watch the Huntsville City Schools Board of Education meeting on the district's Facebook page, CLICK HERE.

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