USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES
The board recognizes the convenience to families and students of having students drive to and park at their school attendance center. Driving a motor vehicle to and parking it at the student’s attendance center is a privilege.
Students who drive to and park at their school attendance center shall only drive to and park at their designated attendance center or at either their attendance center or a shared district’s attendance center for the purpose of attending extracurricular activities. Students may not loiter around or be in their vehicle during the school day without permission from the principal. Students shall leave their attendance center when there is no longer a legitimate reason for them to be at their attendance center. Students who drive shall enter and leave the parking lot by the routes designated by the principal.
Students who live one mile away from the school and would not otherwise be eligible for a student driving permit, may be eligible for a student driving permit, for driving to and from school and school activities and practices, if the student lives at least one mile from the school, is at least fourteen and a half (14 ½) years of age, is involved in at least one extra curricular activity which meets outside the regular school day, has successfully completed driver education, and has met with the superintendent to review the guidelines and establish the student’s most direct and accessible route.
Students residing less than one mile from the school may be eligible for a minor school license if the superintendent deems a safe walking route is not accessible.
Students who wish to drive to and park at their school attendance center shall comply with the rules and regulations established by the building principal. Failure to comply with this policy or the school district rules shall be reason for revocation of school driving and parking privileges as well as other disciplinary action including suspension and expulsion.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 321 (2009)
Cross Reference: 502 Student Rights and Responsibilities
Reviewed: 01/19/2006, 03/24/2011, 03/22/2016