In addition to reducing our overall carbon footprint, carpools, walkpools and bikepools all help to reduce traffic congestion near our schools in the morning and afternoon.
Portola Valley, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2010
Portola Valley School District is pleased to announce that we have become a member of the growing CarpooltoSchool.com network. Now parents from Ormondale School and Corte Madera School who wish to start or join a carpool, walkpool, or bikepool can go online and find other potential school poolers. Superintendent, Tim Hanretty, said “We are excited to implement this new and innovative program. In addition to reducing our overall carbon footprint, carpools, walkpools and bikepools all help to reduce traffic congestion near our schools in the morning and afternoon.”
Powered by Carpooltoschool.com, the site gives parents a safe, easy way to organize transportation to and from school. CarpooltoSchool.com’s intuitive interface makes planning carpools easy and convenient. Features include: a private matching service integrated with Google maps, quick carpool calendaring, environmental impact statistics, and built-in text messaging to remind parents when it’s their turn to drive.
The site also gives school administrators the ability to view daily carpools so they can help coordinate after-school pickups and provides a Bulletin Board where teachers and administrators can make special announcements to carpooling parents.
Joining Carpooltoschool.com was initiated by Portola Valley’s Safe Routes to School Coalition as a multi-front effort to reduce single-car trips to school and make it safer and more fun to bike, bus, walk or carpool to school! The Town of Portola Valley is a joint sponsor of the program. Town Manager, Angela Howard, said “The Town is pleased to partner with the District to encourage carpooling. It’s great for the kids, conserves energy, and helps reduce the number of cars at the schools."
About CarpooltoSchool.com LLC
Founded in 2008, CarpooltoSchool.com partners with schools to offer customized carpool matching and calendaring to help parents organize child transportation to and from school. For more information, visit Carpooltoschool.com or call 831-435-6016 x128.
About Portola Valley School District
Portola Valley School District provides an excellent education for all students. Capitalizing upon our unique partnership among teachers, support staff, parents, and community, we create powerful learning opportunities that challenge all students to: meet the District's standards of excellence, become ethical leaders in school and community, and make positive contributions to a diverse and changing world.