Milwaukee charter school worker hails Uber for late student
MILWAUKEE – A school worker takes extraordinary steps to bring a child to class.
The employee attempted to hail a ridesharing app, to transport a student to school.
A spokesperson for Hope Caritas confirms that an employee at this private K-8 school stopped Uber on a personal cell phone to pick up a student from home.
This trip never took place because the Uber driver put a stop to it.
Uber has a strict policy that requires minors to be accompanied by an adult. It’s the same policy for Lyft.
At Uber website, they declare:
“Children should be supervised: only adults can have an Uber Rider account. If your child uses your account, a parent or guardian should be with them at all times.”
The spokesperson tells us they learned that an employee came up with the idea last week – when a mother couldn’t drive her child to school.
Because the mother refused to accompany her child in the Uber car, the trip was canceled. Eventually, another family member was able to bring the child to school that day.
The spokesperson adds that the idea of ordering an Uber will never be repeated.
The incident put school attendance in the spotlight.
Even though Hope Caritas is a private choice school, they say they must still adhere to the state of Wisconsin standard of a 90% attendance rate for the school year.