Las Cruces Public Schools is offering big prizes for kids to get encouraged to ride the bus to and from school. And when I say big prizes, I mean BIG. Prizes like televisions, drones and tablets are offered as prizes to those students who ride the bus on two specific days.

The district says this Thursday (December 1st) and February 8th are key dates where the state looks at ridership to determine funding so they are looking to get kids to pack the bus.The district’s school bus contractor provided the more than $3,000 in prizes.