Michigan School District Offering Gas Cards To Families For School Year

Michigan School District Offering Gas Cards To Families For School Year

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School is almost back in session and students of all grade levels will be attending their classes in person.

The first day of school for Lansing School Districts is August 30. District officials have come up with a new way to take on COVID safety and help families who are worried about putting their kids on school busesFOX 47 reported.

“We know that many of our families rely on school buses to transport their children to and from school.” The Lansing School District said in a news release. “We also understand that putting a child on a bus, no matter how safe we make it (cleaning, open windows, masks, etc.), may make some families feel uneasy.”

For families eligible for bus transportation, the school district will offer gas cards for those who do not want to put their children on buses because of COVID.

The news release stated what families could expect with the gas card option:

“This gas card is for $25 per month, per child, totaling $250 per child, for the 10-month 2021-22 school year. For example, if you have three students who are eligible for transportation, you will receive three gas cards totaling $75 per month, or $750 for the 21-22 school year. We know this might not cover the entire cost of gas, but we do know it will help. We want to support all of our families in making the best decision for themselves.”

It is also noted that if families decide to go with the $25 gas card option, their child will be removed from the Dean bus transportation and free CATA bus pass lists. They also state that if they see any misuse of the gas cards, for example, if a child is not attending school, they reserve the right to limit the card.