Parking Permit

PARKING PERMIT PICK-UP
Tuesday, 9/8/2020  2:00pm-3:30pm
Wednesday, 9/9/2020 2:00pm-3:30pm

Please go to main office and remember to bring your valid driver’s license and copy of receipt if purchased today.
PHS Parking Map

Parking space at PHS is limited.
Students will receive permits on a first come, first served basis.
FeePay is no longer an option. District #833 has moved to SmartSchoolK12
for athletic, device and parking purchases.

Parking Permit Distribution as Follows:
August 31-September 3, 1:30-3:30pm each day.

  • Aug 31: Grade 12 A Group
  • Sept 1: Grade 12 B Group
  • Sept 2:  Grades 10 and 11 Group
  • Sept 3: Grades 10 and 11 B Group
  • Students need to show their valid driver's license when picking up the parking permit

 

  • Parking permits are now on sale for Trimester One and may be purchased at SmartSchoolK12.
    ***The parking fee is non-refundable.**
    Free/reduced price is reflected when checking out (for families who have made application for the free/reduced option and eligibility has been approved).
    Registration is open and active.
    Daily parking is available at $3.00/day.
  • Please log into SmartSchoolk12 to purchase your permit.

     

    Parking Permit Cost

      • Full year permits: NOT AVAILABLE.  Permits by Trimester ONLY.
      • $15.00 per Trimester
      • PHS PSEO students: TBD(must bring school schedule and ID to Ms. Mortenson in the Main Office prior to purchase.
      • Daily parking permits will be issued at the rate of $3.00 per day. Daily permits may be purchased through the Accounts Office (in main office) upon arrival each day. Students will need to provide the make, model, and color of their car and the license plate number in order to purchase the daily pass. Students will also have to show a valid drivers license.

General Information

Driving a vehicle to school is considered a privilege, not a right. All persons and vehicles on Park High School parking lots must adhere to the policies described in the District 833 Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. Parking passes are sold throughout the school year.

Park High School expects students who drive to school to:

  • Purchase an annual parking permit
  • Display their PHS parking permit on the vehicle's rear view mirror (number must face out)
  • Know the PHS parking rules
  • Adhere to all PHS parking rules
  • Accept the consequences for violations of the parking rules

Park High School reserves the right to:

  • Search a vehicle
  • Tow away or boot a vehicle
  • Suspend student parking privileges
  • Revoke student parking privileges
  • Modify parking rules at any time

PHS Driving and Parking Policies

Again, driving a vehicle to school is considered a privilege, not a right. At any time, a student may lose that privilege if administration deems necessary. All persons and vehicles on Park High School (PHS) parking lots are required to adhere to the School Board Policy 527 and the PHS Driving and Parking Policies as follows:

  • Staff lots are off-limits to students from 7:00am - 3:30pm on all school days.
  • Student parking on school property is by permit only. Vehicles on school property without a valid and current parking permit will be locked in place with a wheel-boot, subject to towing, and the owner fined.
  • Vehicles must be parked in approved student lots and spaces only (indicated by signs and white lines). Vehicles parked in the incorrect lot will be locked in place with a wheel-boot, subject to towing, and the owner fined.

Vehicle Searches

  • All vehicles parked on school property are subject to search. If school officials determine there is a reasonable suspicion that a school regulation, a law has been violated, he/she maybe assisted by law-enforcement officer. Anything in the student's vehicle is understood to belong to that student. Students with contraband and/or inappropriate items in their vehicles may be subject to additional school consequences per district policy.
  • Permits must be displayed, with the number facing out, on the rear view mirror while parked in the school lot. Permits must be clearly visible from outside the vehicle. Failure to do so is a violation and a ticket (fine) will be issued. (Students are recommended to remove the permit from the mirror when driving.) Permits for motorcycles should be brought to the PHS Administrative Office for the day.
  • The permit holder is totally responsible for the vehicle in which the permit is hanging and MUST BE either the driver or a passenger in the vehicle. The permit holder is responsible for the behavior of everyone in the car even if he/she is not present.
  • Permits are not transferable and are not to be resold. Permits may not be forged, altered, or tampered with in any way.
  • Students are not allowed to loiter in or around vehicles once they are on school property. Once the vehicle is parked, students must immediately EXIT the vehicle and enter the school building.
  • Students are required to identify themselves and the occupants of their vehicles when requested to do so by the lot attendant or school district personnel.
  • Students are not allowed to go to their vehicle in the parking lot during the school day without written administrative permission.
  • The speed limit in the parking lot is 10 mph. Careless /Reckless driving is not allowed.
  • Students must adhere to all District 833 and Park High School policies, including the Attendance Policy, Senior Lunch Policy, and Tobacco Policy.
  • Cumulative violations for any member of a single driver permit holder or car-pool permit holder may be cause for permit revocation for all involved students.
  • If a car is parked in the school lot with a license number other than the numbers listed on the permit application, the car will be ticketed (fined) and/or have the wheel immobilized. Violators are not entitled to 'warnings' for violations.
  • Cottage Grove police will assist Park High School administration in enforcing parking laws on campus and surrounding streets. All Minnesota motor vehicle laws will be enforced on school property.
  • Tickets (fines) and/or loss of parking privileges may result from violations.
  • Handicap Parking is available to students purchasing parking passes. Along with the student parking pass, the student will also need the handicap pass from the state displayed in their vehicle.

Parking Violations

  • Tickets will be issued daily for parking violations.
  • Violators are not entitled to warnings.
  • Students must pay fines in full in the Main Office within 5 days of the violation.
  • Cash or checks are accepted for the payment of fines. Checks should be written out to: Park High School.
  • Students not complying with the District 833 School Board Policy 527 or the 'Park High School Parking Lot Rules' will receive a violation.
  • Students who park on snow banks or display careless or illegal driving habits (reckless, speeding, burnouts) will also receive a violation.
  • Students violating Minnesota Motor Vehicle Laws on school property will be referred to the Cottage Grove Police. Student parking permits will be revoked.
  • Independent School District 833 is not responsible for vandalism, injury or theft of items in the school parking lots. Drivers should lock motor vehicles when parked at PHS.
  • Please note that PHS reserves the right to assign violations to student drivers for situations not listed on this website.
  • Students who do not pay their fines within 5 days will be required to meet with a school administrator and arrange for the payment.

Driving/Parking Consequences Matrix

  • Cumulative violations for any parking permit holder may range from a warning to permit revocation.
  • Students must adhere to all District 833 and Park High School policies, including the Attendance Policy, Senior Lunch Policy, and Tobacco Policy.
  • Consequences may include the following:
  • Warning sticker on window
  • Parking suspension for days up to trimester
  • Permit revoked with prorated parking fee refund
  • Permit revoked without prorated refund
  • Referral to School Administration
  • Out of school suspension
  • Immobilizing boot placed on vehicle and fine of $25.00
  • Referral to law enforcement
  • Vehicle towed at owner expense.
  • Please note that PHS reserves the right to assign violations to student drivers for situations not listed on this website.

Parking Pass Eligibility

  • Every student must purchase his or her own parking permit.
  • Parking permits may be suspended for students who receive detention during the school year and do not serve them by the deadline.

Purchase Online
Go to www.sowashco.org/fees to complete a parking permit application and make your payment. If you are having difficulty with the SmartSchoolK12 website, please contact fees@sowashco.org.

Parking Permit Cost

  • $15.00 per Trimester
  • Full year permits: NOT AVAILABLE.  Permits by Trimester ONLY.
  • PHS PSEO students: TBD (must bring school schedule and ID to Ms. Mortenson in the Main Office prior to purchase.
  • Daily parking permits will be issued at the rate of $3.00 per day. Daily permits may be purchased through the Accounts Office (in main office) upon arrival each day. Students will need to provide the make, model, and color of their car and the license plate number in order to purchase the daily pass. Students will also have to show a valid drivers license.