By CBS3 Staff

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Amid a nationwide school bus driver shortage, a Wilmington school is paying its students’ parents to take the wheel.

Eastside Charter School will give parents $700 if they drive their children to school all year. That’s $700 per child.

School buses will still be available for familiar who can’t drive.

The tri-state area felt the impact of the driver shortage before the school year began, with some bus companies increasing incentives to lure in new employees.