Students are permitted to park on school premises as a matter of privilege, not of right. Accordingly, all students desiring to park their vehicles on school premises must first obtain a parking permit from the designated school administrator. In order to obtain a parking permit, the student must sign the form linked below, acknowledging that he/she understands and agrees to the terms regarding the use of parking lots. Be sure to review the form in its entirety.
A $40 fee is required for all student parking permits and must be paid in cash at the front office.
Additional information may be found in Board Policy JGFF - Student Automobile Use and Parking.
Rules & Consequences
Violation of the following rules will result in the loss of driving or riding privileges for the remainder of the school year.
- Reckless driving, irresponsible behaviors, speeding and/or other moving violations while traveling between schools which are confirmed by any law enforcement agency or school district personnel will result in loss of privileges.
- Stopping between schools at stores, gas stations, restaurants, etc., is prohibited.
- The driver is responsible for limiting the number of passengers traveling in his or her vehicle to the number that the seat belts are designed to accommodate. Overloaded vehicles will be a violation of the rules.
- Students are not permitted to ride on the back of pickup trucks or hang out of the back of a hatchback car.
- Driving or riding in a private vehicle without securing proper permission and ID will result in a one-day suspension in addition to the loss of privileges.
- Driving or riding while under the influence or the possession or consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs in a personal vehicle between schools is prohibited and will also result in those consequences listed in the Berkeley County discipline code.
Driving or riding in a private vehicle after privileges have been revoked will result in a three-day suspension.
The following areas are off limits to Berkeley High School students during the school day:
- All faculty and staff parking lots.
- In parking lots or inside cars without permission from administration.
- Students are to exit their cars in the morning and not go back until the end of the school day. Students will lose on-campus-driving privileges with third offense.
- First Tardy - The teacher will issue a verbal warning.
- Second Tardy - The teacher will assign a detention and parent will be notified.
- Third Tardy - The student will be assigned in-school suspension.
- Fourth Tardy - The student will be assigned in-school suspension and lose driving privileges for 3 school days.
- Fifth Tardy - The student will be assigned out-of-school suspension and lose driving privileges 5 school days.
- Sixth tardy - The student will be assigned out-of-school suspension and lose driving privileges for the rest of the current semester.
- Seventh Tardy - The student will be assigned out-of-school suspension and lose driving privileges for the remainder of the school year.
Any tardy beyond seven will result in OSS as well.