Getting to School
We encourage all our students to take 'green ways' to school whenever possible to decrease traffic and carbon footprints and increase physical activity. Children in our district get to school by walking, biking, rolling and/or taking the bus. The District works closely with Safe Routes to Schools to make walking and biking safe, School Pool Marin to help parents organize car pools and with Marin Transit to provide students with low-cost bus transportation options.
For more information about the Yellow Bus and the Youth Pass provided through Marin Transit click here
A SchoolPool is a way of sharing in the duties of getting children to and from school. SchoolPool options include carpooling, walk pools (“walking school buses”), bike pools (“bike trains”) or arranging bus buddies for school buses or public transit. Two or more families agree to share responsibilities by trading days as pool leaders. Many parents have taken up SchoolPooling as a way to save time, save money and provide a safer way for their children to get to school. SchoolPool Marin is a program of the Transportation Authority of Marin and Safe Routes to Schools. For more information go to schoolpoolmarin.org.
Safe Routes to Schools programs are designed to decrease traffic and pollution and increase the health of children and the community, Safe Routes to Schools promotes walking and biking to school, using education and incentives to show how much fun it can be! The program addresses parents’ safety concerns by educating children and the public, partnering with traffic law enforcement, and developing plans to create safer streets. Marin County pioneered the national Safe Routes to Schools program that has spread across the U.S. For more information see saferoutestoschools.org.