Posted by: Capp
Since our last post, we have changed our solution, even though our problem remains the same. We met with two students from a senior capstone group, Hayley and Coley, working on a similar problem. They were trying to encourage 11th and 12th graders that were able to drive to carpool together. They were giving rewards to the people that carpooled such as boba and gift cards. They said that there research showed that the amount of carpooling did raise, but it could have been higher. This gave use the idea of doing something similar with parents. We think that it would be most efficient if the parents made the carpools rather than the students. We have decided to email a map of the approximate addresses of the current 7th through 11th graders to all of the windward parents. In the email we are also sending instructions on how to use the map. We want the parents to make carpools with the other children in the Windward community that live close to them. We are asking the parents to fill out a google form that we are going to send out asking if they made a carpool group for their children. We are expecting to have less single riders and more carpools coming to school.