Assistants to Help Students In and Out of Vehicles

Providing curb-side assistants in drop-off and pick-up zones to help students exit and enter motor vehicles can provide order to the process and decrease its time.

Parents, school personnel, safety patrol or older students can serve as valets opening curb-side doors for students to enter and exit vehicles and remove bags or other items. This speeds up the drop-off and pick-up process by eliminating the need for the parents to get out of the vehicle and ensures students are directly accessing designated locations. These assistants should wear safety vests or belts, and the loading area should be designated by signs or paint and be located at the far end of the lane. It is best to have enough assistants to help load three or four vehicles at a time to speed up the process in a safe manner.

Tool: Assistants to help students in and out of vehicles

What is it and how does it work?

  • Person opens and closes curb-side motor vehicle door for students entering and exiting vehicles. Parents stay in vehicle and leave immediately after the child exits.

Benefits strategy provides

  • Speeds up drop-off and pick-up process.
  • Channels students directly from motor vehicle to pedestrian zone and pedestrian zone to motor vehicle.

Key factors to consider

  • Parents, school personnel and safety patrol can all participate.
  • Need to educate parents and children on the process
  • Assistants should wear safety belts or bright vests.