SchoolPool registration for the 2014-2015 school year has closed. Information regarding the 2015-2016 school year will be available soon.
A little help for busy parents. SchoolPool is the iCommute free ridematching service for parents of children who attend the same school. With this safe and secure service, you are matched with other parents in your neighborhood who are interested in sharing the driving responsibilities or would like to have their kids bike or walk to school with other students and a parent leader. SchoolPool is open to students in all public and private elementary, middle, and high schools within San Diego County.
To help promote physical activity and healthier lifestyles for students, SchoolPool encourages biking and walking. Research has also shown that when students carpool, their school attendance and timeliness improve. Carpooling, walking, or biking to school saves you money, while reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions in school zones, promoting safety at your school, and helping the environment. See how this school has benefited from a walking school bus over the last 10 years.
The Safe Routes to School program provides a guide for bike and pedestrian safety skills for children. For some parents, having their children take transit to school is a good option. All San Diego public transit operators allow for bicycles on board, and walking to transit stops can lead to a healthier start to your children’s school days.
Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge. Walk, Ride, and Roll to School is an awareness campaign managed by the iCommute SchoolPool program and Safe Routes to School initiative. The purpose is to increase the number of children who walk, bike, carpool, or take transit to school; to raise awareness of the benefits of more active forms of transportation; and to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety.
During October, schools across the San Diego region competed in the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge for the chance to win up to $1,000 for classroom supplies. Read about the many benefits available to schools and families that took the challenge.
For more information, call 511 and say “SchoolPool” or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2014 Silver Annual Partner
SchoolPool is a great way to connect students to the environment by encouraging walking and biking. Children who spend more time in nature connect better with wildlife and conservation - which is what the Zoo likes to see happen!
Walk, Ride, and Roll to School
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