South-Western City School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

5515 - STUDENT USE OF MOTOR VEHICLES

The Board of Education regards the use of motor vehicles for travel to and from school by students as an assumption of responsibility on the part of those students, a responsibility in the care of property, in the observation of safety rules, and in the display of courtesy and consideration toward others, and an assumption of liability on the part of those students and their parent(s).

Students who drive motor vehicles to school are required to possess a valid driver's license and provide proof of adequate liability insurance. They are expected to follow State of Ohio driving and vehicle laws, South-Western City School policies and guidelines, and any specific building traffic and parking regulations.

The privilege of driving a motor vehicle to and from school, parking on school grounds, at a school activity, or on any grounds leased, borrowed or owned by the District is granted to students who meet specific criteria as outlined in the guidelines established by the Superintendent.

Students who violate any State of Ohio laws, South-Western City School policies and guidelines, and building traffic and parking regulations may be subject to loss of driving and parking privileges, formal charges being filed against the student, and suspension and/or expulsion from school.

Students who drive motor vehicles to and from school, to a school activity, or on any grounds leased, borrowed or owned by the District are advised that the vehicle is subject to search.

Students shall not drive a motor vehicle to school or park on school property unless the vehicle is registered with the school and students are not permitted to loiter in school parking areas or in motor vehicles.

The Board shall not be responsible for motor vehicles and their contents, which are lost, stolen, or damaged while on school property.

The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines for the operation and parking of motor vehicles by students on school property and at school-related events.

R.C. 3313.20

Adopted 10/8/90
Revised 8/8/05
Revised 11/7/05