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About 400 Pittsburgh Public School Students Will Be Without Ride To School Starting Next Week

April 30, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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After preparing to get back in the classroom for over a year, Monday is the big day for Pittsburgh Public Schools.

On Monday, 13,720 Pittsburgh Public School students will be back in the building. By Nicole FordApril 30, 2021 at 6:25 pm

We’ve been doing a lot of work to get to this point,” said Superintendent Dr. Anthony HamletREAD MORE: Internet Outage Impacts Port Authority Online Systems And ConnectCard MachinesOn Monday, 13,720 Pittsburgh Public School students will be back in the building while nearly 8,000 more are choosing to stay remote.

“Students that fall within that seat gap and don’t have a ride were notified by a robot call this past week, and students who do have a ride would have received a mailer in the mail,” said Megan Patton.

“As of right now, we are being offered three additional buses and each bus will hold approximately 30 students and will be able to service various schools in the a. m. and p. m. ,” Patton told KDKA.

One mom said the district had months to prepare for the busing issue and even now she won’t know if her son has a ride until the final days of the year.

So we’ve been trying to get creative,” said Errika Fearbry Jones, the PPS chief of staff. MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 3,100 New Coronavirus Cases, Over 8. 5 Million Vaccine Doses AdministeredWhen it comes to that partnership, it won’t be enough to get that seat gap to zero.

Even with the extra buses, there will still be roughly 400 students without a ride to school this year.

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