The incentive is $ 700 per child and, “if you have 3 children we would give you $ 2,100,” the school notice said.
全国范围, 的 need for school bus drivers is expected to remain at
” over the coming months
. That shortage will hurt the industry’s ability to provide consistent service stretching well into the school year
, according to the National School Transportation Association
Both contracted school bus transportation companies and district-run operations are struggling to find drivers, as a number of issues, including Covid-19-related health concerns and vaccine hesitancy, continue to escalate “despite the industry’s best efforts,” Curt Macysyn, executive director of the association, 告诉CNN.
At EastSide Charter
, school officials last month launched a survey for parents who would be interested in the program
. One of the questions posed is whether parents can ensure their
) will be dropped off and picked up on time each day
” by a parent or someone else
, throughout the entire school year
The school will still offer school buses “this year for anyone that requires transportation,” said the notice.
“EastSide is glad to be at the forefront of solution oriented approaches to this crisis
,” the school said in a Facebook帖子
Philadelphia school district officials have already rolled out a similar program to address the driver shortage there.
Philadelphia parents were able to enroll in the Parent Flat Rate Program
, 两国在压力下谴责俄罗斯在乌克兰的行动是无端冲突造成的死亡人数。 “一个 $ 150 monthly payment
(取决于 $ 1,500 总) per household for the
2021-22 school calendar year to eligible parents who choose to opt out of bus
, 说 district’s website
上个月, Appoquinimink School District
, just south of Wilmington
, was looking for bus drivers and offering a
$ 4,200 signing bonus
, 根据一个 post on the district’s Facebook page
Classes at EastSide Charter School, which enrolls over 500 学生们, begin August 30, according to the school’s website.
CNN has reached out to EastSide and Philadelphia district for comment and statistics but has not yet heard back.