The grant money will support the creation of 140 permanent seats in two local early education programs.
A special committee will look into whether the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s board districts should be redrawn.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation board will soon vote on whether to further study board districts after hearing public comment Thursday night.
MCCSC allocates $20,000 in its 2018 budget to bolster the Food Assistance fund, but still faces a likely shortfall without continued community donations.
An MCCSC spokesperson says the district is continuing to hire more drivers because they only have between 110 and 115 bus drivers to cover the 124 routes.
Several members of the community asked the school board to form a review committee to look into the possibility of redrawing election lines.
MCCSC sent a letter to Auxilio Services saying the contract will be terminated Oct. 13.
MCCSC hopes the pay increase will help address an ongoing bus driver shortage, which led the district to outsource some of its routes this year.
Michigan-based Auxilio Services has 30 days to address the problems.
The superintendent says the district is trying to fix issues with the length of its routes and overcrowded buses.