Save money. Save time. Use SchoolPool.
You may have started your back-to-school shopping for your kids, but have you figured out how to get them to and from school? SANDAG offers a free program called SchoolPool. SchoolPool is an online ridematching service for parents of children who attend the same school anywhere in the region. With this safe and secure service, you are matched with other parents in your neighborhood who are interested in sharing the driving responsibilities or, new this year, would like to have their kids bike or walk to school with other students and a parent leader.
SchoolPool is a safe, convenient way to get your kids to school while saving time and money on gas, encouraging healthier lifestyles, and reducing congestion. Carpooling, walking, or biking to school also can improve safety around school zones.
The SchoolPool program is open to students in all public and private K-12 schools within San Diego County. Participation is voluntary. SchoolPool is now enrolling schools for the 2011-12 school year. Visit 511sd.com/icommute and click on the SchoolPool button to see if your school is participating. If your school is not on the list, it’s as easy as ABC to get started!
A. Contact your child’s school. Ask for the transportation coordinator or principal’s office. Tell them you are interested in participating in the SchoolPool commuter program.
B. If your school does not have a commuter program set up, ask them to contact SchoolPool by calling 511 and saying “SchoolPool” when prompted to reach a customer service representative. We will help set up a safe and secure network at your school for free.
C. Once your school’s network has been created, parents just need to sign up for an account. Once you’re signed up, log in, find matches, and you’re ready to roll!
Dan Martin, Principal Planner