By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For the first time since last year, all students that want to return to the classroom in the Pittsburgh Public Schools will be able to do so.

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On Monday, more than 13,000 kids are expected to return to the school buildings.

Meanwhile, about 8,000 students have chosen to continue with remote learning.

The district has also been dealing with a shortage of bus drivers and about 640 students will be without a ride to school.

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Watch as KDKA’s Chris Hoffman reports:


“Students that fall within that seat gap and don’t have a ride were notified by a robocall this past week and students who do have a ride would have received a mailer in the mail,” said Megan Patton, the Pittsburgh Public Schools Transportation Director.

According to the district, they’re getting three additional buses from the Pittsburgh Transportation Group later this month.

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They are also reaching out to local colleges and universities for help when it comes to transportation.