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Lyft offers options to school parents without rides

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lyft logoCarolina Gallae did not attend her two children's recent parent-teacher conferences. There just wasn't enough time for her to make the four-hour trip to Jones Lane Elementary School in Gaithersburg.

Gallee only lives six miles from the school, and her children have a relatively short ride on the school bus, but without a car, she would have had to take several buses and then walk four miles just to get to the school, and then repeat the lengthy trip to get back home.

“There are approximately 40 parents or so living in this neighborhood” who can't pick up their children when they are sick, attend meetings and school events, volunteer or be as involved as they want to be, Gallae said through a translator.

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Army Captain speaks to local school children

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jones laneGAITHERSBURG – Last week the Jones Lane Elementary School Parent Teacher Association sponsored “Ability Awareness Week,” a week-long series of presentations to the student body by speakers with different physical and mental handicaps. The presentations were intended to demonstrate to the students that people with disabilities can still live productive and fulfilling lives.

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