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School Pool

It’s not just carpooling!

Metro School Pool - It's not just CarpoolingMetro School Pool helps alleviate traffic at your school by providing free information and tools to help parents save time and get their children to school safely.

Options for getting your students to school include carpooling, walking and bicycling, taking public transit, or offering a school bus service. Setting up drop-off lanes or a valet service at your student’s school also helps create a safer school environment.

If you are a school, it’s easy to get started. Just fill out the Metro School Pool Enrollment Form. Metro will send you all the School Pool materials needed to launch a successful program.

If you are a parent or student, just fill out the Metro School Pool Interest Form and Metro will contact your school about starting a School Pool program.
And if your school already has a program in place that has made it easier for your students to get to and from school, let us know! Or find out more by contacting local schools that are making positive changes.

How to use School Pool

When your school joins the School Pool program, Metro will create a school-specific website where parents can complete registration forms (samples in English or Spanish).

After parents complete the registration forms, Metro can help you use School Pool in two ways:

  • Metro can create a School Pool Directory for your school. The directory will list all families willing to carpool and will sort participants by either Streets or City/Zip Codes.
  • Metro can provide individual match lists for each participant, which contain the names and phone numbers of nearby families who are interested in carpooling on a regular basis or in case of an emergency.

Contact information is confidential and will not be shared outside of School Pool participants. Usually at least 50 surveys are required per school for successful matching.

Carpool/Traffic Control


Transit/School Bus

For further information, call Metro at 213.922.2811.

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a resource. Metro does not partner with or endorse these resources. Metro simply has listed these resources as programs for parents, schools and students to understand Metro School Pool. Metro School Pool is a voluntary program.

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