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

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After preparing to return in the class for over a year, Monday is the wedding day for Pittsburgh Public Schools.

“It’s been a long time coming. We’ve been doing a lot of work to get to this point,” stated Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet

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On Monday, 13,720 Pittsburgh Public School trainees will be back in the structure while almost 8,000 more are selecting to remain remote.

“We announced they could come back on May 3 if they could provide their own transportation. I think we’ve tried to clarify that because we do have transportation challenges,” Hamlet stated.

With an absence of bus motorists, the district has actually had a hard time to discover a service for all trainees. After putting out a call to the neighborhood, the seat space numbers significantly dropped from 2,600 to 638 trainees without a trip.

“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,” stated Megan Patton. the PPS transport director.

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However come May 10, the district will partner with Pittsburgh Transport Group.

“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 informed KDKA.

A moms and dad KDKA spoke with stated this is not a service. One mother stated the district had months to get ready for the busing problem and even now she won’t understand if her child has a trip till the last days of the year.

The district reacted stating it’s doing what it can.

“We did reach out to our colleges and universities, etc., to look for transportation. So we’ve been trying to get creative,” stated Errika Fearbry Jones, the PPS chief of personnel.

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When it concerns that collaboration, it won’t suffice to get that seat space to absolutely no. Even with the additional buses, there will still be approximately 400 trainees without a trip to school this year.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.