Drake High School
Students are encouraged to walk, bike, car pool and use public transportation whenever feasible. Driving and parking on campus are privileges reserved for students who meet the following conditions:
· Possession of a currently valid driver's license;
· Registration of the vehicle in accordance with the school's parking policy;
· Consistent observation of all vehicular traffic and parking laws;
· Safe operation of the vehicle at all times;
· Adherence to school parking policies; and,
· Possession and proof of automobile insurance.
Students in violation of school, district, state or local driving ordinances, rules or policies are subject to school disciplinary actions which may include the suspension of, or termination of, parking privileges or suspension from school. Students may also be ticketed by local law enforcement agencies (BP 5131.3). . Students must also maintain satisfactory attendance. Permits are free. The lost permit fee is $5.00.
Students who do not receive permits and park on local streets must obey parking laws and follow common sense. Failure to park appropriately off campus may result in disciplinary action at school and or ticketing by local law enforcement.
Schools may restrict student visits to their cars before school, after school, and during lunch. Students in violation of driving or parking regulations are subject to school disciplinary action which may include the suspension or termination of parking privileges or suspension from school. Students may also be ticketed by local law enforcement agencies (BP 5131.3).
A growing student population has strained parking on campus beyond its capacity. On-campus parking cannot accommodate all who wish to drive to school. To address this issue the Board of Trustees of the Tamalpais Union High School District has adopted board policy outlining parking guidelines and priorities for schools to follow to meet the needs of the school and the community. The purpose of the policy is to secure parking for staff, accommodate special needs, and strongly encourage carpooling. Walking or riding bikes to school is the best way to decrease the demand for parking on campus. The next best alternative is carpooling.
Parking Permit Eligibility and Priority
· Permits will be allocated to students according to the number of available spaces.
· Permits will be available to students in the following order:
Registered Carpools, Student Hardship, Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores
Students who register in the office to drive a carpool must present a valid driver’s license, current registration, and current insurance. The carpool driver must also identify the other students in his/her carpool. A carpool requires a minimum of two additional passengers.
Students who can make a case for a hardship that necessitates driving to school can receive a parking permit by submitting a written explanation of their hardship as well as a valid driver’s license, current registration, and current insurance. Examples of hardship may include work requirements or living a great distance with no available public transportation. Requests will be evaluated by the assistant principals’ office.
Remaining Permit Allocation
After allocating permits for carpools and hardship cases, permits for remaining spaces will be available for seniors, juniors, and sophomores, in that order. In order to be eligible students must complete the application form and present a valid driver’s license, current registration, and current insurance. Those who submit the application on time will be eligible for a lottery, beginning with seniors.
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