Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools, Linda Lane, said this year she is focusing on cracking down on school absences -- something that increased last school year.
“We had students chronically absent…, 10 percent of the school year. That’s close to a month of school. So we know that does not help learning. We have some great teachers, but they have to have the kids in front of them,” Lane said.
Meanwhile, Pennsylvania State Police are making sure all children are safe on their buses. Troopers just finished a huge round of inspections and they say hundreds of buses failed.
Everything from bad seats to broken emergency alarms were found. Officials said the most common violation was burned out lights.
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