Students who drive to school do so with the understanding that driving is a privilege and not a right. Driving privileges to Powdersville High School may be revoked at any time for behavior that is reckless, illegal, or in any way presents a hazard to students, property, or community. Students are expected to obey all highway and school rules concerning driving and parking at all times. In addition, the district and Powdersville High School assume no responsibility for damage to cars or theft of cars or articles from the cars.
All students driving to Powdersville High School will follow the rules and procedures listed below:
1. All cars must be registered with the school including make, model, and license plate number. No vehicles should contain writing, pictures, or any other emblems/messages which:
• display profanity, sexual content, violence, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco;
• advocate racial or ethnic prejudice;
• create disunity among the student body (i.e. confederate flag); or
• contain gang-related symbols or insignia.
2. All vehicles parking on campus must display on the rear view mirror a valid parking permit issued by Powdersville High School.
3. Students should park only in the designated student parking area. No student should park in the faculty or visitor parking areas in front or behind the school. Only seniors with a special parking permit may park in the area marked with blue lines.
4. If a different vehicle is temporarily driven to school, the parking permit should be used in the new vehicle during the time it is driven.
5. If a different vehicle will be permanently driven to school, the parking permit must be transferred to the new vehicle and the office notified of the new make, model, and license plate number.
6. Students should park vehicles and proceed immediately into the building. This includes Career and Technology Center drivers/riders that are waiting for other drivers/riders. Students should not loiter in the parking lot before, during, or after school
7. Speed limit in the parking lot is 10 MPH.
8. Reckless driving, speeding, spinning tires, loud music, revving engines, or use of tobacco in vehicles will not be tolerated.
9. Students are encouraged to buckle their seatbelts prior to leaving the parking lot. IT’S THE LAW!
Parking regulation violations will result in a fine (minimum $5). Fines must be paid within five calendar days of the issue date. Failure to pay the fine within the time allotted will result in the loss of driving privileges until the fine is paid. Multiple violations could result in driving suspension temporarily or permanently. The administration, at their discretion, may revoke privileges for the school year for any offense if it is deemed necessary. Driving to school while driving privileges are suspended will result in a suspension from school.