The DeSoto Parish School Board shall require any student operating any motor vehicle on a school campus to have a valid personal driver’s license, vehicle license, and proof of liability insurance for the vehicle driven.


At the time of student registration, each student shall register his/her vehicle and vehicle license number with the principal or his/her designee.  The school shall provide a school parking permit to be placed in the window of each student-driven vehicle that has been registered.  A copy of the student’s driver’s license and proof of insurance shall be submitted at the time of vehicle registration.


Registration of the vehicle with school officials shall constitute permission by the owner to consent to a search of the vehicle by school officials or other properly authorized individuals when circumstances warrant, in accordance with School Board policy or for health, safety, or security reasons.  A student failing to register his/her vehicle shall surrender his/her right to oper­ate vehicles on the school campus.


If a school staff member or faculty member observes a student operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner on the school campus or at school related activities, the student may lose his/her privilege to operate a vehicle on campus.  The staff or faculty member observing such actions shall report them to the principal or to his/her designee.  No more than one warning shall be given a student concerning unsafe vehicle operation.  A second instance of unsafe operation shall result in loss of parking privileges.


Safety rules shall include the following:


  1. All cars, trucks, motorcycles, motorbikes, motorscooters, and bicycles shall be parked in the prescribed place designated by the principal and may not be moved during the school day without permission of the principal or his/her designee.

  2. Students may not sit in cars parked on the campus or the streets surrounding the schools any time during school hours.

  3. No student may leave school during the school day or at noon hour unless he/she is checked out by his/her parents.  If an automobile is used by the student checking out, no one may ride in the automobile except students approved by both parents, including the parents of the driver.  These permits must be registered with and approved by the principal or designee.

  4. Violation of traffic or school parking rules, unsafe driving on campus, or possession of illegal materials in vehicle (firearms, alcohol, drugs, etc.) shall be cause for revocation of the student’s parking permit.


Approved:  August, 2004



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:81


DeSoto Parish School Board