Enlist local gas stations to voluntarily contribute 1-2 cents/gallon to be directed toward adding bus service from the County’s middle and high schools for students participating in after school programs; using gas purchases to fuel greater extracurricular participation.
UPDATE (10-1-2014): I have already had some interest from a few gas stations for this “Fueling Student Success” program idea. I can envision the school system promote this in some way (like they do the box top for education and restaurant-based fund raisers) to encourage families to use participating stations. I would also work with local non-profits and other businesses to do a match for the money raised by the gas stations. This could be a win-win-win-win (students-parents-schools-gas stations & participating businesses) for the community!