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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 08:03 AM

Kansas Is Short On School Bus Drivers. One Company And Its Drivers Have An Idea.

Ray Alvarez remembers the summer he couldn’t make ends meet driving children to school.

“I did qualify for food stamps,” the Olathe school bus driver said. “And yes, I accepted them. My income was so low.”

Alvarez has driven buses off and on for a decade. The financial crisis back then upended his livelihood as a mortgage broker, he says.

He and other drivers urged a panel of state senators recently to consider letting them apply for unemployment during the 70 or so days each year when schools are closed for the summer. The bill stalled in committee.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 08:33 AM

1. I believe

that in Pennsylvania they (school bus drivers) are eligible for unemployment during the summer...............

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 09:52 AM

2. I had a friend who got unemployment benefits

from mid-October to March because she worked at a beach hotel for years.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 09:47 PM

3. Teachers should be able to again, too. n/t

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