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INDIANAPOLIS — Pike Township schools are e-learning once again today because of a school bus driver shortage. On Monday, the district didn’t have enough bus drivers for all of its routes. The district says the shortage is due to planned medical leave and illness-related absences, but some bus drivers say they are striking because of low pay and a lack of benefits.

Jennifer Rubenstein, a parent in the district, says she doesn’t blame the drivers for demanding more.

“They really are making $400-700 every other week,” she told WISH-TV. “I think that’s ridiculous. We need to pay them more.”

Rubenstein says it’s “unacceptable” to go back to e-learning, and says she’d be willing to put more into the tax fund to pay bus drivers more.

A decision on in-person learning for Wednesday will be made by the end of the day today.