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About Bellevue SchoolPool

Bellevue SchoolPool, a collaboration between City of Bellevue, King County Metro and Bellevue School District, is a program that encourages families and students to explore sustainable transportation options for their commute to and from school in order to alleviate congestion at drop-off and pick-up times and zones around schools.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the program is open to all elementary, middle and middle/high choice schools in Bellevue School District. For a school to become a SchoolPool Partner school, the principal must submit a SchoolPool Partner sign-up application.

SchoolPool Partner sign-up applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Check HERE to view the eleven schools that have applied so far. 

The SchoolPool team assists Partner schools with running two month-long challenges during the school year – one in the fall and one in the spring. The fall challenge occurs during International Walk To School Month (October 1-31) and the spring challenge, Earth Day to Bike Everywhere Day (April 22 - the third Friday of May).

SchoolPool Partner schools can receive monetary rewards based on outreach activities and student participation during each challenge, and earn free incentives for their students.

The SchoolPool team also assists all schools, (including non-partner and private schools), interested in helping parents find carpools, walk pools (“walking school buses”), bike pools (“bike trains”), and “bus buddies” for school buses or public transit.

 

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How SchoolPool Works

The Bellevue SchoolPool program is split into two programs – one for elementary schools, and one for middle and middle/high choice schools.

Marketing and promotional materials, stock communications, event assistance and more are available to support Partner schools’ efforts.

During each challenge, students at elementary Partner schools record their walk, bike, carpool and bus trips to or from school in their SchoolPool trip log calendar.

Students at middle and middle/high Partner schools participate in SchoolPool activities conducted at their schools during each challenge.

How to Become a SchoolPool Partner School

For a school to become a SchoolPool Partner school, the principal must complete and sign the appropriate application form below, and email it to BellevueSchoolPool@bellevuewa.gov by September 24, 2019.

To learn more about the program, click on the links below.

Resources for Schools and Families

College Students

Are you a college student? We have tools for you too.

Getting to class and around town can be less costly and stressful with car-free options. Fill out our commute assistance request form for personalized help with busing or carpooling to school. Biking is made easier with our bike map. And did you know that if you are 18 years or older you are eligible for drawings and incentives through Choose Your Way Bellevue Rewards?