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CPS this year is prioritizing students with disabilities and kids in temporary living situations amid an ongoing bus driver shortage, leaving students in magnet or selective enrollment programs without bus services. Historically, these students were bused, as the students pictured here in 2019 were from a South Side school to campuses across the district.

Manuel Martinez

WBEZ

CPS this year is prioritizing students with disabilities and kids in temporary living situations amid an ongoing bus driver shortage, leaving students in magnet or selective enrollment programs without bus services. Historically, these students were bused, as the students pictured here in 2019 were from a South Side school to campuses across the district.

Manuel Martinez

Chicago parents scramble to find transportation for CPS students

Instead, CPS is paying families to find alternative routes.

CPS this year is prioritizing students with disabilities and kids in temporary living situations amid an ongoing bus driver shortage, leaving students in magnet or selective enrollment programs without bus services. Historically, these students were bused, as the students pictured here in 2019 were from a South Side school to campuses across the district.

Manuel Martinez

   

Chicago Public School families are exhausting their resources to get their kids to class on the first day of school. The problem is one reflected in districts across the country, as the ongoing shortage of bus drivers is not just hitting Chicago, but nationally.

Reset hears how the first day of school bus issues went for Chicago parents.

GUESTS: Nereida Moreno, education reporter WBEZ

Maria Ugarte, a parent and local school council member at Inter-American Magnet School

Hal Woods, Chief Policy Officer at Kids First Chicago

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