Driving Academic Progress

Coming out of the pandemic, there were days where KIPP Indy Unite Elementary students never got to school due to a bus driver shortage in Indianapolis. To incentivize bus drivers to select the KIPP Indy bus route, and simultaneously address post-pandemic literacy-loss, the director of operations proposed a solution that would address both challenges: Driving Academic Progress (DAP) — bringing bus drivers in as literacy tutors, between driving shifts.