MPS goes ahead with a plan to give money to families who take children to school

GreenPower reports the financial results for the fourth quarter of 2021

School district facing bus driver shortage

MPS to move forward with plan to give money to families who drive kids to school

Highlights


  • The Milwaukee Public School District is moving forward with a plan to offer money to families that drive their kids to school.A school board budget committee approved the plan Tuesday night.It sets aside $500,000 in federal funds to help families pay for gas or get a bus pass.It comes as the school district is facing a bus driver shortage and struggling to find enough transportation for its students.”There was one parent who wrote to us saying that they can take the county transit, but they don’t have the actual bus pass themself. So I proposed this pot of money as a stipend with the intention that it would be flexible to find solutions for our families,” said Megan O’Halloran of the Milwaukee school board. MPS said it is in the process of renegotiating contracts with bus companies.


  • Updated: 11:45 AM CDT Oct 6, 2021

The Milwaukee Public School District is moving forward with a plan to offer money to families that drive their kids to school.

MILWAUKEE —

A school board budget committee approved the plan Tuesday night.

It sets aside $500,000 in federal funds to help families pay for gas or get a bus pass.

It comes as the school district is facing a bus driver shortage and struggling to find enough transportation for its students. “There was one parent who wrote to us saying that they can take the county transit, but they don’t have the actual bus pass themself. So I proposed this pot of money as a stipend with the intention that it would be flexible to find solutions for our families,” said Megan O’Halloran of the Milwaukee school board.

MPS said it is in the process of renegotiating contracts with bus companies.