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Schalmont Central School District
Imran Abbasi, Principal
 
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Student Drivers on campus

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Schalmont Central School District provides bus transportation for all students and encourages all students to make use of the service. During their junior and senior years, students have the opportunity to request driving and parking privileges at Schalmont High School. These privileges are awarded only with parents' consent and as space is available.

Parental Consent Necessary for Students to Park at High School

Juniors and seniors must first pick up a Student Use of Vehicle Contract packet, which is available in the HS main office. This packet explains all of the rules that students must abide by to park on HS grounds. The contract must be completed and signed by both the student driver and a parent/guardian, who is providing consent, before being returned to the HS resource officer, Rich Kranick. Students must bring their insurance card, registration and license in order to receive Officer Kranick's signature. The form will need to be signed by the associate principal before student-drivers are issued a parking sticker, which must be displayed on the rearview mirror of the vehicle that will be parked on school property.

Driving and parking rules

Some of the rules covered in the Student Use of Vehicle Contract packet include:

  • Student drivers are expected to be in school on time and not leave before their dismissal.
  • Unauthorized vehicles are not allowed on school property during school hours. Since parking stickers are not transferable, a student driver must promptly notify the school resource officer if he or she is no longer using the vehicle authorized on the Student Use of Vehicle Contract.
  • Student drivers must abide by state and local traffic laws at all times on school property. For example, speeding tickets can be issued to students who exceed the 15 mph speed limit on school property (see picture below).
  • Student drivers may not return to their vehicles or move them during the school day without administrative permission.
  • Student drivers can face disciplinary consequences for allowing fellow students to be unauthorized passengers in their vehicles.

These rules are designed to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff, and to reduce congestion on the HS campus. Student drivers who do not abide by the rules, are tardy or absent without permission, or have discipline referrals can lose the privilege of driving and parking at the HS.

Driver education resources

The school resource officer often speaks to students about traffic safety, but the HS does not currently offer a driver education course. Schalmont students interested in summer driving courses should contact Easy Method Driving School at (518) 377-6386 or visit the school online at http://www.easymethoddrivingschool.biz/.

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