What is schoolpooling?
A SchoolPool is a method of travel similar to the CarPool where parents combine and use a single resource (a car) with other parents to take their children to and from school on a daily basis, thus leaving more time for the parents to enjoy other things and saving money in the process.
What are the benefits of schoolpooling?
SchoolPool is a safe, convenient way to get your kids to school while saving time and money on gas, encouraging healthier, active lifestyles, and reducing congestion. By reducing the number of trips you take, you also help the environment by decreasing air emissions, including greenhouse gases.
Share emergency contact information of all parties before starting the SchoolPool.
Determine who is going to drive and on which days. Put the schedule in writing and provide a copy to all the parents in your SchoolPool.
If the responsibility of driving is not going to be shared, determine how costs will be shared and agree on pre-paid payment dates.
Develop a procedure if you are going to be late or if your child(ren) will not be attending school on a particular day.