Philly school district doubles monetary incentive for parents to drive students to school

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PHILADELPHIA - The School District of Philadelphia is increasing its monetary incentive for families to drive their children to and from school in an effort to ease the blow of a district-wide bus driver shortage.

In a letter to parents, Superintendent Dr. Williams Hite said the district is doubling its incentive for families who opt-out of transportation service from $150/month to $300/month.

Under the new incentive, families who cart their kids to school can earn $3,000 during the school year. BACK TO SCHOOL HEADLINES"It has been exciting to have our young people back in school in-person," Hite wrote to parents. "However, the driver shortage coupled with a significant increase in resignations and retirements at SDP and local garages, have.

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