UBER/LYFT Pick-up/Drop-off at school and school events!
Posted on 10/24/2018
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Attention Parents and Students!

While the District has no direct control over how students are transported to/from school and to/from after school activities unless they are riding on a school bus, we wanted to provide some cautionary information regarding ride share services such as Lyft and Uber.

Both Lyft and Uber have policies that prohibit their drivers from transporting minors without an adult accompanying them.

However, many Lyft and Uber drivers do not follow that policy. Neither Lyft nor Uber require that their drivers undergo background checks or fingerprinting to check if their drivers have been convicted of a crime or are on the sex offenders’ database.

Additionally, as you are aware, pages 21 and 22 of the RUSD Parent handbook provide clear guidance on picking up and removing students from school during the school day. These procedures were put into place to ensure student safety. As a clarification to these procedures, we wanted to let you know that in order to ensure student safety, RUSD staff will not release a student to a ride share driver during the school day for any reason, even if your parent calls and gives permission.

In cases of illness or emergency involving minor students at school, the school will contact the parent/legal guardian or relatives/friends listed on the student’s emergency card. ONLY individuals listed on the student’s emergency card will be permitted to pick up the student. Any person picking up a student for illness or emergency after being contacted by the school will be required to show identification and to sign the student out using the school log before they pick up or speak to the student. (E.C. 49408).

Please contact Ms. Reid, the Assistant Principal, or Mr. Guitron the campus manager, if you have questions.