Should I Park or Use the Drop Off Line? A Decision Guide

Ahhhh, back-to-school time is here!  That means backpacks, lunchboxes, homework, and… line!  Anyone who has dropped off or picked up a child in the elementary school car line knows that learning the procedure can take some practice, and can be an exercise in extreme patience to say the least.

First and foremost, everyone should take a moment before the first day of school to review the instructions and procedures for your own school’s drop off line. After we’ve all done that, bookmark this handy decision tree to help you decide the all important question: Should I park, or use the drop off line?

Should I use the car line or not?


Sarah Bengtson
Sarah is a proud Iowa native who currently lives in North Liberty with her husband and 2 sons. She grew up in rural Benton county and moved to the Iowa City area in 2005 to attend graduate school at the University of Iowa in Physical Therapy. Now she balances raising two growing boys with a work as a pediatric physical therapist. Outside of work and family, Sarah loves music, playing her cello, running, baking, crochet, church activities, and cheering for the Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Vikings.


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