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New superintendent drives bus after district struggles to hire driver

  • Ouray School District Superintendent Tod Lokey takes a student's temperature on Tuesday before she boards the bus to school. The protocol during COVID-19 includes temperature checks, using hand sanitizer, and only seating one student per seat unless the students live in the same household to allow for social distancing.
    Ouray School District Superintendent Tod Lokey takes a student's temperature on Tuesday before she boards the bus to school. The protocol during COVID-19 includes temperature checks, using hand sanitizer, and only seating one student per seat unless the students live in the same household to allow for social distancing.
  • Ouray School District Superintendent Tod Lokey sits in the driver's seat of one of the district's small buses on Tuesday. Lokey and Athletic Director Bernie Pearce found themselves transporting students during the first week of school, after attempts to hire a new bus driver before school didn't pan out.
    Ouray School District Superintendent Tod Lokey sits in the driver's seat of one of the district's small buses on Tuesday. Lokey and Athletic Director Bernie Pearce found themselves transporting students during the first week of school, after attempts to hire a new bus driver before school didn't pan out.
  • Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Fees er comforts one of her students at the "hug and go" drop off at school Tuesday. Parents are learning new drop-off procedures for students as they aren't allowed to come into the school to drop off their children at this time due to COVID-19.
    Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Fees er comforts one of her students at the "hug and go" drop off at school Tuesday. Parents are learning new drop-off procedures for students as they aren't allowed to come into the school to drop off their children at this time due to COVID-19.
  • Third grade teacher Kasey Chertack stands with her new group of students on Tuesday morning, at the drop-off area before heading into school.
    Third grade teacher Kasey Chertack stands with her new group of students on Tuesday morning, at the drop-off area before heading into school.
  • Fourth grade teacher Jenny Hart talks with some of her new students on Tuesday before school. Ouray School District teachers have adjusted many of their procedures to try to lim it virus spread, and are debriefing this week to determine what's working.
    Fourth grade teacher Jenny Hart talks with some of her new students on Tuesday before school. Ouray School District teachers have adjusted many of their procedures to try to lim it virus spread, and are debriefing this week to determine what's working.
Superintendent Tod Lokey brought a short yellow school bus to a stop on Whispering Pines Drive just after 8 a.m., then checked his watch. “Right on time,” he said. He waved to two students waiting across the street, then hopped off the bus, armed with a forehead thermometer in one hand and hand sanitizer in the other. Before the pair could board, he took their temperatures, dispensed sanitizer on…

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