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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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School system looking for increased staff diversity

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MCPS logoROCKVILLE – Though the non-white population of Montgomery County seems to be becoming the majority – with two-thirds of the county’s school enrollment listed as children of color – Montgomery County Public Schools’ teacher demographics have yet to reflect the change.

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