Philly leaves school transit up to kids

“At the start of the school year, 7,500 high school students in Philadelphia will have to figure out how to get to school without any financial assistance from the district.

That’s because, in an effort to save less than $4 million (out of an $81 million shortfall), the district increased the distance of subsidized transportation eligibility from 1.5 to 2 miles, or the distance between City Hall and South Philadelphia High School, a total of five subway stops and 45 minutes walking distance.”

Read more here.

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