STUDENT DRIVERS AND PARKING
Students driving to school may park in one of three designated areas: 1.) Lot across Elm St. 2.) Upper lot near flag pole. 3.)Rear of building – west side.
As a condition of receiving a student parking permit and parking on school grounds, students/parents must agree to the parking policies. One example:vehicles and the contents of the vehicles’ interior may be searched at any time by school administration to ensure all school policies and student driving policies are being followed. Vehicles should be locked and are not to be entered by students during the school day. Students are not to sit in their vehicles after arrival to school. Students are to secure PARKING PERMITS for their vehicles. Parking permits must hang on the rear view mirror.
Students violating the above regulations may lose their driving privileges – school bus transportation is available for all students.
- SEARCH OF PERSON AND VEHICLES
1. As used in these rules, “reasonable suspicion for search” means circumstances
which would cause a person to reasonably believe that the search of a particular
person, place, or thing will lead to the discovery of contraband.
2. The principal or his designee may search the person of a student during a school
activity if the principal has reasonable suspicion for a search of that student.
Searches of the person of a student may include:
a. searches of the pockets of the student,
b. any object in the possession of the student such as a purse or briefcase;
c. a “pat down” of the exterior of the student’s clothing.
d. searches of data/information contained on electronic devices, including cell
phones, when reasonable suspicion exists the device was used in violation of
Searches of the person of a student which requires removal of clothing other than coat, jacket, outer-clothing, shoes or socks shall be conducted in a private room by a person of the same sex as the student being searched. At least one, but not more than three,additional persons of the same sex as the student being searched shall witness, but not participate in, the search. The parent or guardian of any student searched shall be notified of the search as soon as possible.
3. The privilege of bringing a student-operated motor vehicle onto school premises
is hereby conditioned on written consent by the student driver, the owner of
the motor vehicle, and the parent or guardian of the student to allow a search of
that motor vehicle. Refusal by a student, parent or guardian, or the motor vehicle
owner to provide or allow access to a motor vehicle, shall be cause for
termination without further hearing of the privilege of bringing a motor vehicle onto
school premises and recommendation for expulsion. The principal or his designee
may request a law enforcement officer to search a motor vehicle on school
premises subject to subsection 6 of this section.
4. Any thing found in the course of a search conducted in accordance with this
section which is evidence of a violation of the student conduct standards of this
school system may be:
a. Seized and admitted as evidence in any suspension or expulsion preceding if
it is tagged for identification at the time it is seized and kept in a secure place
by the principal or the principal’s designee until it us presented at the hearing;
b. Returned to the parent or guardian of the student from which it was seized;
c. Destroyed if it has no significant value, or
d. Turned over to any law enforcement officer in accordance with subsection 6.
5. Anything found in the course of a search conducted in accordance with this
section which by its presence presents an immediate danger of physical harm or
illness to any person may be seized and:
a. Returned to the parent or guardian of the student from whom it was seized;
b. Destroyed, or
c. Turned over to any law enforcement officer in accordance with subsection 6.
6. The principal or his designee may, with the assistance of a law enforcement officer, or without the assistance of law enforcement:
a. Search any area of the school premises, any student, or any motor vehicle on school premises;
b. Identify or dispose of anything found in the course of a search conducted in
accordance with this section.
Where law enforcement officers respond to such a request, no school employee shall assist or otherwise participate in any search conducted.
STUDENTS RIDING BUSES
School bus drivers are to have control of all school children between the home and school. Students are expected to follow all rules and expectations set by the bus driver. Students are to be at the bus pickup point on a timely basis as drivers are not obligated to wait for students to arrive to their bus stop. If a bus driver reports a student as a discipline problem to the Assistant Principal’s office, the student will be disciplined the same as if he were in school and may be denied bus transportation. Food and drinks are not allowed on the bus.