- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - The Cedar Rapids Community School District is teaming up with a local nonprofit to improve school transportation for homeless students.

KCRG-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1MNdl3F ) that the district will work with Neighborhood Transportation Service to bring homeless students to school and back beginning Monday.

Director of Learning Supports Paul Hayes says the district is going to work with the transportation service to provide rides for 10 to 12 students in a certain area that could be on the same bus route to and from school.

The cab company that the district currently uses to dispatch transportation to individual students costs the district about $300 per day. The district will pay the new service $170 per day.

Homeless Specialist Liz Birdsley says the district has 620 homeless students total.


Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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