School Bus Use for Delivering Meals/Supplies
Traditionally the use of the red flasing lights and stop arms on school buses were only allowed to be used in student stops. The Minnesota State Patrol previously sent notification that school buses were required to utilize the same procedure as any other delivery vehicle when delivering food or supplies.
On April 23, 2020, Minnesota Governor Walz announced Emergency Executive Order 20-41. Paragraph 13 of this executive order states:
Upon approval by the Executive Council and notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes 2019, section 169.443, subdivision 2, school buses may deploy arm and flashing red signal systems when delivering meals and distance learning materials to students.
School buses may now utilize their stop arms and eight-way systems when delivering meals and distance learning materials to students.