Parking permits are available to students to park on the LHWHS parking lots as a matter of privilege, not a right. Parking permits are required during school hours for all motor vehicles which are parked on school lots, except those belonging to visitors. Parking permits will be sold to seniors and juniors only on a space available basis. Sophomores and freshmen are not eligible to apply for yearlong parking permits. The cost of a parking permit is $100. Students using any permit other than their own are subject to disciplinary action.
The school district retains authority to conduct routine patrols of parking lots and inspections of the exteriors of vehicles on school property. The school district may inspect the interiors of vehicles whenever a school official has reasonable suspicion that illegal or unauthorized materials are contained inside the vehicles.
In order to purchase a parking permit, a student must complete an online registration form. No parking permit will be issued to any student with outstanding fines or other school debts. (Permits will not be sold to students who are on the ineligible list; see p.67 of the student handbook) Permits are issued at the discretion of the principal, and may be denied due to individual circumstances. Eligibility will be reviewed every six week grading period. Parking permits are non-transferable. They are to be used only by the person to whom they are issued and only on family-owned vehicles that are properly registered.
Permits for passenger vehicles must be displayed on the driver’s side of the rear window. Temporary parking permits are available in the office at a cost of $5 each per day. Students may obtain five (5) single-day temporary parking permits in any school year. After the fifth temporary parking permit is obtained, a permanent parking permit must be purchased.
Students are to park in their assigned parking space. The speed limit on the school parking lot is 10 miles per hour. Careless driving will be subject to disciplinary action. All accidents should be reported immediately to the main office. The City of Ladue Police may be called. Insurance information should be exchanged any time there is an accident on campus. Students are not permitted on the parking lot during school hours unless a pass has been obtained from an administrator.
Permits will not be issued to students until the seventh week of school if the above criteria are not met. If you do not receive a permit at the beginning of the school year, you will have the opportunity to earn a permit during the first six weeks of school.
Once an individual has been issued a parking permit, the following criteria must be met every six weeks in order to continue parking during the school year:
- Student may not have more than 6 tardies (excused or unexcused) during any six-week grading period;
- Student may not have more than 3 unexcused absences during any six-week grading period; and
- Student must remain in good academic/character standing. Permits are issued at the discretion of the principal and may be denied due to individual circumstances.
If the above are not met, the student will lose their parking privilege for the next six-week grading period. Permits will be reissued for the following six-week grading period if the student meets the above criteria. If the above criteria are not met during the second six-week grading period, the student will have the last six-week grading period of first semester to earn a parking permit for second semester. If a student does not meet the above criteria for any three six-week grading periods, they will lose their parking permit for the remainder of the school year.
Parking Lot Violations and Consequences:
Leaving the parking lot during the school day without a pass from the office:
- First Offense – Loss of parking privilege for six-week grading period.
- Second Offense – Loss of parking privilege for the remainder of the semester.
- Third Offense – Loss of parking privilege for the remainder of the school year.
Parking Without a Temporary or Permanent Sticker:
- First Offense – Purchase of permanent sticker and referral to administration.
- Second Offense – Grounded in Seminar for five consecutive Blue Days, and suspension of driving privileges (at the discretion of the administrator).
- First Offense – Warning
- Second Offense – Three week suspension of driving privileges
- Third Offense – Six week suspension of driving privileges
- Subsequent Offense – Loss of driving privileges for one school year
- First Offense – One week suspension of driving privileges.
- Second Offense – Six week suspension of driving privileges
- Subsequent Offense – Loss of driving privileges, possible suspension from school.
Students may NOT park on other Ladue School District properties. The City of Ladue Police may ticket those vehicles parked in fire lanes, parked in handicapped spaces without proper vehicle identification, or parked so as to obstruct lane accesses. Vehicles will also be ticketed if parked on neighboring streets.
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