Check out the article below. Reynoldsburg’s failed levy meant no buses for many students in the district. See how they are turning that into a positive:
MORPC Pilots School Pool Program In Reynoldsburg
MORPC’s RideSolutions Program, Reynoldsburg Safe Routes to Schools and participating schools’ Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) are piloting a new School Pool program to Reynoldsburg schools in central Ohio. The goal of the School Pool program is to provide information to parents and guardians so they can form carpools and help students find a bike or walk companion for a safer trip to school. A confidential list of students that live in proximity to each other is shared with parents interested in participating in the program. While the School Pool pilot program is voluntary, families receiving the list are not obligated to participate in carpools, but may keep the list as a reference. Three schools in Reynoldsburg are currently participating in the program; Waggoner Road Middle School, Waggoner Road Middle Junior High and French Run Elementary School.
“Reynoldsburg families have had to make many adjustments this year due to economics. Our city and schools are trying to make the best of very tight budgets and still provide basic services. School transportation was reduced to state minimum standards this year which has left many families struggling to find safe travel options for their children. We are fortunate to partner with MORPC in providing School Pool to our community and to give parents one more option for school travel,” stated Monica DeBrock, Reynoldsburg City Schools Safe Routes to School Coordinator. Read more