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Parking & Driving

Parking is very limited. Noting this as an acute problem, the Dresden School Board adopted the following (Policy: JLIE) in September, 1991:

In recognition of the severely restricted access and parking opportunities on Dresden School property, it is the policy of the Dresden School Board that the available parking lots and driveway spaces be allocated in the following priority order:

  • Safe pedestrian entry and egress.
  • Vehicles necessary for conducting the school’s business.
  • Employee parking.
  • Student parking.

The Board authorizes the administration to designate and clearly identify appropriate spaces for the above priorities with the expectation that if insufficient space exists to accommodate all interests, the above priorities will govern necessary restrictions. Furthermore, the Board authorizes the administration to utilize parking and access enforcement measures, if necessary, including a system of fines as well as “booting” or towing violators’ vehicles.

The following parking procedures are in effect starting the first day of school:

  • No vehicles may park in Hanover High School parking lots between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. Wednesdays) without an approved parking sticker.Cars parked illegally may be towed at the owner's expense.
  • Legal parking may occur only in designated parking spaces.
    • For each parking violation, a $40.00 ticket will be issued
    • Each subsequent violation will be subject to additional $40.00 tickets and/or towing at the Administration’s discretion.
    • Money collected for parking violations goes into the Driver's Ed Scholarship Fund.
  • The Friends Meeting House, the Lutheran Church, and the Senior Citizens parking lots are closed to student parking. Parking in these locations can result in towing and fines. ALERT: Illegal parking in designated handicapped spots carries a fine.
  • Students with motorcycles should see the Dean of Students to determine an approved parking space.
  • Students should park in spaces indicated for student parking only

This notification serves as the only warning; no other warning will be issued prior to assessing fines for illegally parked vehicles.

HHS Student Parking Policy
Students applying for a parking permit must have a valid license by the date of issue. All designated student spaces will be distributed in the following order of priority:

  • Hardship Students
  • Seniors (by lottery if spaces available)

Hardship Students
Hardship parking is defined as a situation that is out of the control of the student. This burden would require a student to drive their vehicle to school in order to attend their classes on a daily basis. The following circumstances DO NOT apply for Hardship:

  • Extracurricular activities (before or after school)
  • Sports
  • Carpooling
  • Students that have access to bus routes

Hardship applicants should come with a letter from their family, signed by themselves and their guardians, stating their hardship. Acceptance of Hardship situations is at the discretion of the Dean of Students.

Seniors
Should there be additional spaces, all remaining spaces will be available to seniors. All senior spaces will be chosen in a lottery.

Student Parking Areas
Upon issue, a permit will be assigned. Student parking spaces are clearly marked behind the school. NO OTHER SPACES ARE PERMITTED.

Student Driving and Use Of Motor Vehicles

  • Only those students who are granted parking privileges and students bringing vehicles to be worked on in the Industrial Tech Area are authorized to drive on school property.
  • The speed limit in the school driveway and parking lot is not to exceed 10 miles per hour.
  • Squealing of tires, fast starts, students riding on the outside of cars or other potentially dangerous acts are not allowed at any time on or near school property.
  • In the event of violation of any of these expectations within a given school year,

(a) The first complaint: The owner/driver will be warned to correct the situation and parents will be informed of the warning by letter.

(b) Second complaint: The student will be asked to keep the vehicle away from school property for either a specified or indefinite period of time; parents will be notified of this request in writing and advised that a subsequent violation will mean a complaint filed with the police.

(c) If a student persists with driving problems after steps 1 and 2, the school Administration will sign a complaint with the police to restrain the individual from driving on school property.