Pandemic Problems

As if the pandemic weren't difficult enough on parents, now just days into the new school year, parents and guardians in Sabattus are struggling to figure out how to get their kids to and from school. The bus shortage isn't just in Sabattus, schools nationwide have been experiencing difficulty finding enough drivers.

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WGME reports that a notice was sent to parents earlier this week stating that parents would be responsible for coordinating transportation for their kids to get to school for at least the next few days, or they could opt for remote learning. The district is hoping to resume the regular bus route by Tuesday.

Community

Despite the frustrating aspect of the situation, parents, coaches, teachers, and other community members are working to fill in the gaps as needed.

Payout for Parental Transportation

While this hasn't been discussed for Sabattus at this time, there is a school district in Baltimore, Maryland that is now offering parents $250 to drive their kids to school according to KCTV. As long as the students have a 95% attendance rate their parents will qualify for the payment. If every parent participated and qualified, it would cost the district $192,750.

See How School Cafeteria Meals Have Changed Over the Past 100 Years

Using government and news reports, Stacker has traced the history of cafeteria meals from their inception to the present day, with data from news and government reports. Read on to see how various legal acts, food trends, and budget cuts have changed what kids are getting on their trays.

Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.