All Your Questions About Charter School Transportation Answered

All Your Questions About Charter School Transportation Answered

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Are you considering enrolling your child in a charter school in 2022? These alternates to public schools are becoming more and more popular, but you don’t want to rush into making a decision.  For many, charter schools are not feasible options because of the lack of charter school bus transportation. In The barriers that make charter schools inaccessible to disadvantaged families, the authors explain, “A family can’t choose a school if their children can’t get there.” To help you better understand your school options, we are answering the most common questions regarding private school and charter school transportation. What is the difference between private schools and charter schools? Essentially, private schools are independent, non-governmental schools, while charter schools are independently run but are still supported and held accountable by government…
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The Best Tips and Tools for Kids Party Planning

The Best Tips and Tools for Kids Party Planning

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We don’t all have to be Pinterest Moms to pull off a great party. With today’s tools and apps, it is easier than ever before to plan a party for your kids. Whether you are planning an elementary classroom party, a middle-grade sleepover, or a graduation party, there is an app that can simplify everything from party planning checklists to digital invitations.  Tips for Planning a Party for Kids No two parties are alike, just as no two parents are alike. However, when it comes to party planning, the following basic checklist contains tips that will help no matter how simple or elaborate your party will be. Start with the guest list. Before you do anything, you need to decide on the guest list. The number of kids (or guests)…
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Karpool – Carpooling Solution for schools in Australia & New Zealand

Karpool – Carpooling Solution for schools in Australia & New Zealand

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Coachhire.com.au has launched Karpool.com.au/schools in Australia and New Zealand. A carpooling app released, precovid, in The US and now re-launching worldwide. Many school transport managers are familiar with https://schooltravelmanager.com/ our real time, fully customized transport tool. We now bring you, from the established US company GoKid.mobi,  a carpool solution which has already achieved: 500,000+ rides scheduled   6.5 million pounds CO2 reduction   10+million miles saved “The Karpool product alongside our school travel manager, trip booker, route planner, and parent portal gives the ultimate range of tools for school managers to reduce traffic and pollution around schools.” Mark Bond CEO With Karpool schools:  instantly reduce congestion in school pickup lines increase child safety  improve air quality around the school  easily attract wider enrollment without bussing  can measure and publish their…
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GoKid AU/NZ – The Free App for Kids Carpooling now live for Australia and New Zealand

GoKid AU/NZ – The Free App for Kids Carpooling now live for Australia and New Zealand

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This new service is a community-driven solution to the problem of single-car use in taking children to school. We are helping families reduce their fuel costs, carbon footprint and strengthen their local community. No paid drivers. Only carpool with other families at the same school that you know and trust.Fuel costs are on the rise with petrol tipped to hit $2.50 per liter, and that's bad news for families. But what if they could save on fuel costs without sacrificing school runs. Now they can. coachhire.com.au has launched a parent-centered school-run App - GoKid AU/NZ - that can reduce fuel costs. All parents do is download the app from App Store or Google Play enter their location and contact information, and set up or join an existing carpool. Sit back…
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Good Ways to Design Your School Drop Off Zone

Good Ways to Design Your School Drop Off Zone

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When it comes to getting kids to school safely and on time, the school drop off zone continues to pose a headache. Parents trying to drop off their kids are often in a hurry, and the drop off area needs to be able to withstand a high volume of traffic during the half hour or so before the school day begins. Deliberate, creative design can help ensure that your school’s drop off zone is functional, convenient, and safe for students. If you’re planning a school or thinking of renovating your current setup, the below tips can help. Features to Include in Your School Drop Off Zone Your school drop off zone needs to be designed to withstand the traffic that your school sees during its prime hours – just before…
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Fall Sports are in Full Swing. Here’s How to Keep the Momentum Going.

Fall Sports are in Full Swing. Here’s How to Keep the Momentum Going.

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By mid-October, fall sports are in full swing and the family organizer app is jam-packed. Our weekday afternoons and evenings are spent shuffling our kids to and from school and practice and home. We do it all over again the next day. Our weekends are filled with football games, wrestling tournaments, and swim competitions. Our family calendar looks like a mess of team spirit until the season ends. But, now that we are right in the middle of the action, how do we maintain the momentum without crashing into a pile of dirty laundry and cleats? How do we keep drying our kid’s tears after devastating losses when we are exhausted? Whether you are a parent of a football player, a cross country runner, a field hockey star, a cheerleader, a…
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Best Practice Guide to Carpool Lanes

Best Practice Guide to Carpool Lanes

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The school drop-off zone is a crowded, busy place during peak times, and it can lead to frustration for parents, school bus drivers, and anyone trying to supervise the drop-off and pick-up processes. Following best practices when it comes to carpool parking and carpool lanes can make the process smoother and safer for all involved. When your school manages the carpool lane well, you can actually encourage additional parents to set up carpools for their kids, further reducing traffic and helping to speed along the drop-off and pick-up lines.hese three best practices for carpool parking and overall setup can help your school keep things moving along smoothly. Start with a Great Design The key to a successful carpool lane starts with a good design. You can read more about creating…
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All Your Questions About Charter School Transportation Answered

All Your Questions About Charter School Transportation Answered

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All Your Questions About Charter School Transportation Answered Are you considering enrolling your child in a charter school in 2020? These alternates to public schools are becoming more and more popular, but you don’t want to rush into making a decision. For many, charter schools are not feasible options because of the lack of charter school bus transportation. In The barriers that make charter schools inaccessible to disadvantaged families, the authors explain, “A family can’t choose a school if their children can’t get there.” To help you better understand your school options, we are answering the most common questions regarding private school and charter school transportation. What is the difference between private schools and charter schools? Essentially, private schools are independent, non-governmental schools, while charter schools are independently run but…
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What is Carpooling and How Can It Benefit You?

What is Carpooling and How Can It Benefit You?

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Carpooling has been around since the 1950s, but it didn’t really take off until the 1970s and 1980s. It has grown in popularity in recent years due to the rising cost of gas and a growing number of drivers who are interested in going green or saving money. Carpooling not only saves you money, but it can also improve your health, help you meet new people, reduce traffic congestion and even combat global warming and pollution! Read on to learn more about carpooling and how it can benefit you today! What is carpooling? Carpooling is a cost-effective alternative to driving alone in your car. By making arrangements with other people who are going in your same direction, you can share costs such as gas, parking, maintenance fees and insurance. This…
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15 Back to School Organization Tips and Tricks

15 Back to School Organization Tips and Tricks

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Parents, this year is going to be the year you get it together and keep it together all school year. How do we know? Because we have rounded up our favorite back to school organization tips that are doable for all families. A little bit of planning before can save you from having a big stress headache later. 1. Organize Your Family’s Schedule First things first, you have to organize your family’s schedule. Before the school year begins, it is wise to sit down with your family’s calendar and pencil in as much as you can – school holidays, after school activities, doctor’s visits, etc. However, if you want to keep the calendar organized all year, consider downloading a family calendar app, such as Cozi. 2. Prepare to Carpool Minimize…
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