The School District of Philadelphia is launching a program to incentivize parents who drive their children to school. The Parent Flat Rate Program was designed to address the shortage of school bus drivers this year, which has been a nationwide problem, according to West Philly Local.
Families who opt out of bus, van and cab assignments and instead drive their children to school this year can receive $300 a month from the school district.
Families can also choose to drive their children to school only in the morning and receive $150 a month.
If you register for the Parent Flat Rate Program, you are required to participate throughout the 2021-2022 school year. The program is applicable for September through June.
If you are interested in signing up for the Parent Flat Rate Program, fill out this Google Form.
For more information on the program, visit the School District of Philadelphia’s web page.