Being a busy parent can be a challenge, especially if you have to drive your kids to school. Bus routes are not always the most reliable forms of transportation for your children, and they are full of germs that even the most extensive article on WebMD wouldn’t be able to list. If you want to avoid having to send your child on the bus to get to school, you may consider setting up a school carpool with other parents in the neighborhood. That way you don’t have to sacrifice as much of your schedule getting your child to class in the morning. Here is a look at how school carpools work so you can create one for yourself in the future.
Different Types of Carpools
There are two ways to set up a school carpool. One option is to find a stay at home mom in your area that could drive your kid to school every day. In this case, you would pay the person part of your CRNA salary to cover gas and the time the person spends getting your kids. The other option is to alternate driving with other parents in the neighborhood so that you do not have as many trips to make. You will have to pick up other people’s kids at this point, but you won’t have to pay for anyone else’s services.
Benefits of School Carpools
In case you need some convincing about the benefits of school carpooling, I thought I should go over some pros. First, you will save money on gas because someone else will be taking over at least half of the cost. Second, you won’t have to worry about your child riding a bus because you will have a direct connection with a driver. Third, you may be able to drive faster to school if you have a carpool lane in your town. Fourth, you can help the environment by reducing the amount of fuel you use to drive.
I could keep going, but I think you get the point. There are more benefits to come from school carpooling than disadvantages, so you might as well give them a try. If you find the right person to work with, you should have no trouble reaping the rewards of this process in the future.
Finding Someone to Carpool with to School
When it comes to finding someone to carpool with, you need to look for someone who lives in your area and has a kid that goes to the same school. You may be able to get away with working with someone whose children attend a different school if the schools are really close to each other. For instance, the high school I attended had a junior high and elementary school right next to it. If your area has a similar setup, you may be able to work with someone who has kids in a school close by.
Make sure that you can really trust the person you plan to work with, since he or she will be in charge of your child while you are at work. If there is a neighbor that you know and trust willing to carpool the kids to school, use him or her. If you don’t have that option, try to get to know someone else really well before turning your kid over for carpooling.
Carpooling to school has a number of benefits, but only if you find the right person to work with. Check out all of the options in your area, and you will hopefully find the best solution for you.