HopSkipDrive Launches in Spokane, WA!
Written by Aylin Cook
HopSkipDrive launched service in Spokane, WA Monday, January 25. We now operate in 15 major markets, including Spokane, across eight states, and partners with over 250 schools and districts.
Co-founder and CEO of HopSkipDrive Joanna McFarland says, “We’re looking forward to providing a safe, dependable youth transportation solution for Spokane area schools. Mobility is more than getting kids where they need to go; it means access to opportunity. With approximately 65,000 students in the Spokane region, we’re excited to answer the transportation needs of so many students, families and schools.”
Spokane Public Schools Transportation Director Salliejo Evers says, “The transportation team at Spokane Public Schools is excited to have a flexible and innovative transportation solution for individual students that will support their unique educational needs. Spokane Public Schools is committed to providing a strong selection of programs to prepare all of our students for life after high school, HopSkipDrive will help meet those program needs.”
HopSkipDrive has partnerships with school districts and charter schools in Spokane, and service will be available to Spokane area families Spring 2021.
If you’re interested in partnering with HopSkipDrive, learn more at our Schools and Districts page. And if you would like HopSkipDrive for Families, please visit our Family page — sign up and we’ll send you an update when we’re offering family service.
Bringing COVID-19 Safety Standards to Spokane
HopSkipDrive created and implemented COVID Safe Ride Standards, first-in-market procedures to promote the safety and health of CareDrivers, Ride Organizers and Riders. Protective measures include requiring plastic dividers installed between the front and back seats, with HopSkipDrive being the first and only youth transportation company in the country to adopt plastic dividers as a standard operating procedure.
In addition, vehicles are cleaned and disinfected between each ride with special attention to high-touch areas and CareDrivers must affirm before each ride that this has been completed. CareDrivers and Riders wear face coverings per CDC guidelines, and CareDrivers must affirm they are asymptomatic and have not been exposed to COVID-19 prior to offering rides through the platform.
Looking for CareDrivers in the Spokane Area
If you have five years caregiving experience and are interested in making extra income (up to $32/hr), apply to become a HopSkipDrive CareDriver.
Read more about our launch in the Spokesman-Review and segments that aired on CBS and NBC.