Schools In U.S Are Paying Parents $250/Month To Drive Their Kids Due To Bus Driver Shortage
Schools in the US are paying parents $250/Month to drive their kids, amid nationwide shortage of school bus drivers.
The payment offer allows parents to cash up to $700 per kid for the year to drive their kids to school.
This arrangement comes amid a shortage of bus drivers due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
Last week, schools in Wilmington and Baltimore made headlines with the news that they would pay parents $700 for the year or $250 a month to transport their kids to school, amid the ongoing nationwide shortage of school bus drivers.
According to spokesperson for Baltimore City Public Schools, 771 parents have already received the offer. The payment program is reportedly being funded by the school’s “yearly parent reimbursement budget”. If all families accept the payment for the month of September, it will cost the school over $190,000.
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But this arrangement, which comes amid a shortage of bus drivers due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, have resulted in a gridlock at the school and a headache for some parents.
According to Spectrum News NY1 in New York City, several school districts across New York state are also facing a shortage of bus drivers. The La Porte Independent School District in Texas have also notified parents that they are also experiencing a bus driver shortage.
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