LAUSD has informed our union that the district will begin paying the $250 weekly stipend to bus drivers November 3-4. These first checks will be distributed manually by supervisors. After that, the stipend will appear in drivers’ regular paychecks. The November 8 paycheck will show the stipend as “District Sponsored Training.” All subsequent checks will show the payment as a “stipend.” The district said it is correcting the issues that led to the delay in payment.