Schoolpool helping thousands of parents get their kids to school

Program offers help to parents
Posted at 6:21 AM, Aug 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-14 08:34:49-04

DENVER--The Denver Regional Council of Governments along with Way to Go have an option for parents who need help getting their child to school.

At least 19,000 families in the Denver metro participate in Schoolpool. It's carpooling for students. 

At least two days a week starting at 7 a.m., Sally Clark drives her van full of her kids, and other kids to school. Schoolpool is useful for charter schools since most don't have an option for school buses. 

"They're not in neighborhoods, so it's hard to find carpools when you don't know people," Clark said. 

150 schools participate in the program. Each participating school uses a secure online platform, and the information is shared between the families only in your child's school. 

"I love that it saves me time," Clark said. 

Schoolpool is also helping the environment by saving 10 million miles of travel.

"It saves money, it reduces stress, it allows parents to have options when they have that early board meeting or they have to stay late for work," said Celeste Stragand, marketing manager for the organization. 

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