*The fee is $100 per full school year or $50 for spring semester.
Parking Permit Information
Driving to school is a widespread practice for many high school students. Many students when they start driving to school are inexperienced drivers, which is why it is important that all students drive safely to school and take this responsibility seriously. All students applying for a parking permit need to follow all regulations outlined in the Student Parking Permit Application/Agreement. Students may lose the privilege of driving to school if they violate or break the Student Parking Agreement. The following conditions apply to all drivers:
- Students must park in their assigned spot.
- Student parking permits must always be hung from the rear-view mirror.
- Students must abide by the speed limit when on school grounds and abide by all safe driving practices.
The fee is $100 per full school year or $50 for spring semester. There are no refunds if a permit is revoked for attendance issues and/or other disciplinary reasons. A replacement permit for lost, misplaced, or stolen parking permit is $20.
As per state law (Code §22.1-205.1), you must submit a copy of your valid driver’s license and vehicle registration(s) with your application.
- Student must have completed Driver’s Education and be a licensed driver to apply for a parking permit.
- Printed copies of the 2023-2024 Student Parking Permit Application are also available in the main office.
- A completed Student Parking Permit Application and Student Parking Permit Agreement, along with all required documents and fee should be returned to Mrs. Weaver’s office, Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m,
- Registration for the vehicle that will be parked on school grounds. Only vehicles registered to you or someone in your immediate family/household may be registered for a parking permit.
- The fee is $100 per full school year and $50 for spring semester (NO PRORATING). Cash or check only; make check payable to Lafayette High School.
- All fees and textbooks owed from previous school years must be cleared before a parking permit can be purchased.
- If you are enrolled in Early College Program, Governor’s School or New Horizons, please contact Mrs. Weaver at 757-565-4201.
- Students will have an assigned parking spot in the student parking lot. Once the student’s application/agreement is approved, a parking spot will be assigned to the student for the time period issued. Starting on the first day of school, students will be expected to park in their assigned spot. Security officers will monitor the parking lot throughout the day to ensure all students are parking in their assigned spot. If a student parks in another student’s spot, the student whose spot was taken should park in the designated unassigned area, which is the back row of the student parking lot and report this to the administrative assistant. Administration will act to resolve the situation.
- Students are expected to arrive with ample time to get to their first scheduled class on time. Students arriving after 7:20 a.m. must report to the attendance office for a pass to class. A student driver who is chronically tardy to school may forfeit their privilege to park on school grounds. Students are not permitted to loiter on school grounds. Students must vacate and lock their vehicle upon arrival to school. In order to protect personal property, students are not authorized to access the parking lot during the school day. This is a responsibility that applicants accept as a condition for the privilege of parking on school grounds.
Consequences for Parking Agreement Violations:
Students are expected to arrive on time for the school day. Chronic late arrivals will result in loss of parking privileges as follows:
- First offense: Warning
- Second offense: Temporary loss of parking privileges.
- Third offense: Temporary loss of parking privileges for up to two (2) weeks.
- Fourth offense: Potential for permanent loss of parking privileges for remainder of semester and/or school year. (cost of parking permit will not be reimbursed)
Student conduct violations that will result in loss of parking privileges are as follows:
- Suspension: Loss of parking privileges for two (2) weeks.
- Second suspension: Loss of parking privileges for one (1) month.
- Additional suspensions: Forfeiture of parking privileges for the remainder of semester and/or school year. (cost of parking permit will not be reimbursed)
- Referral for Long Term Suspension/Expulsion: Loss of parking privileges for the remainder of school year (cost of parking permit will not be reimbursed)
- Any false statements or pretenses will result in immediate suspension of parking privileges.
- Reckless or otherwise unsafe driving on school property at any time will result in disciplinary action and possible revocation of parking privileges.