Carroll County Public Schools provides transportation to and from school for any student within the CCPS attendance zones. A school parking permit is a privilege, not a right, and student drivers are expected to follow and obey all school policies and rules.
• While parked on school grounds, the permit must be visually displayed in the front lower left windshield when sitting in the driver’s side of the car.
• The student driver will park only in designated student areas. Parking in faculty spaces or other restricted spaces is not permitted under any circumstances.
• The student driver will not be permitted to go to their vehicle during the school day without administrative approval.
• The permit that is issued is for the assigned vehicle(s) only. It is not to be traded or shared with other drivers.
• The student driver will immediately notify the school of any change of vehicles and/or license plate number.
• The school assumes no responsibility for vehicles on Board of Education property since all students are provided free public school transportation.
• Please note that all vehicles are subject to search while on school property. Students are responsible for ensuring all contents in their vehicle adhere to CCPS school polices.
• Flags, decals/magnets, license plates and/or frames, and other automotive accessories shall not convey profanity or symbols/messages depicting, implying, or which are reasonably perceived as promoting intolerance, hatred, and/or a hostile educational environment or harassment/bullying on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, the confederate battle flag and swastikas.
• The student driver will abide by the school regulations and policies, including a fifteen (15) mile per hour speed limit in the school zone. Reckless/inappropriate, etc. driving will be grounds for the driving privilege to be denied, suspended, or revoked. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but not limited to, excessive speed, burn outs/squealing wheels, not obeying traffic signs, and failure to obey staff directing traffic.
• Parents are encouraged to refrain from allowing their child from driving to school on days when inclement weather is forecast or road conditions are potentially unsafe.
• School buses have the right-of-way over student drivers in all circumstances on school property. Students must always yield to school bus traffic. Failure to do so may result in revocation of driving privileges.
Academic, Attendance, and Service Hours Eligibility
• Applicants must be academically eligible at time of parking permit application.
• Unlawful absence or chronic lateness will be grounds for the driving privilege to be suspended or revoked. Students who accumulate an excessive number of tardy to school or who leave school without permission during the school day may face loss of their parking privilege. Car problems, weather, and/or traffic delays are not lawful reasons for tardiness to school.
• Senior drivers must have earned at least 55 hours to be able to purchase their permit.
• A $10.00 fine and/or disciplinary action may occur for any of the following infractions (per violation): No permit, unmarked space, permit not displayed, parking in staff space, parking in handicapped space, reckless driving, and/or unauthorized use of a permit.
The administration reserves the right to refuse or revoke the driving and parking privileges of the student who does not comply with any of the above-mentioned regulations. If this occurs, the permit must be returned to school personnel.
It is strongly recommended that parents plan vacation for times when school is not in regular session. It is recognized, however, that occasionally students are absent for necessary important family activities. When this occurs, prior written notification from a parent / guardian is to be approved by an administrator. Even though absence may be excused, students are required to make-up work missed during this time. Some schoolwork missed, such as class participation or laboratory experiments, does not lend itself to make-up. Missing such assignments may also affect the student’s grade. All absences will apply to the school’s attendance policy and may result in the denial of course credit.