Student Parking Rules and Regulations
Students are reminded that driving a vehicle to school is a privilege. It is imperative that parking and driving regulations be followed by all of our students. The safety of our students is of the utmost importance, especially in the student parking lot.
Applications for student parking permits may be obtained at the Security desk, located in the Main Office. Parking permit applications must be completely filled out, including a parent/guardian signature. Parking permits are $75.00 per permit until the end of the Fall term when the price will be reduced to $40.00. When purchasing a permit, a valid driver’s license and current vehicle registration are required. Students who have outstanding debts or who have not paid their class dues will not be allowed to purchase a parking permit. Lost permits will not be refunded or replaced.
Any student who does not have a parking permit affixed to their rear-view mirror is subject to having his or her vehicle towed away at the owner’s risk and expense.
Students who become eligible to drive after the first two weeks of school must purchase a permit before driving to school. Those students driving to school within the first two weeks of school will be given a grace period to purchase their parking permit. The grace period will not be honored after the first two weeks of school.
Students must park in the designated student parking lot. The student parking lot is located to the right of the school bus ramp. From the school’s side entrance on Shelton Shop Road, follow the road until you can turn right into the student parking lot. If you enter the bus ramp curve, you’ve gone a little too far. No student parking is allowed in the “Staffulty” parking lot between the hours of 6:00 AM and 3:00 PM. The “Staffulty” parking lot is located near the main entrance of our school off of Garrisonville Road. There is no parking on the sides of the road directly behind the gym or on the sidewalks in front of the tennis courts. Athletes are not permitted to park behind the gym or in the rear “Staffulty” parking lot after school during practice hours. The rear “Staffulty” parking lot is located in the rear of the building near the football stadium.
No student may go to the parking lot during the school day, including lunch shifts, unless permitted by an administrator or security officer.
Excessive parking violations or tardiness to school will result in loss of the student’s parking permit for the remainder of the term. More than 10 tardies per term is considered excessive. No refunds will be issued.
All students should enter the building through door number 25 (bus ramp) and make their way to the cafeteria.
Speed Limit on Our Campus
The speed limit on our school campus is 15 MPH at all times. This speed limit is also observed in our parking lots. When entering and exiting our campus, pay attention to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrian traffic is the heaviest during the morning and afternoon hours. Observe all posted signs on our campus.
In the event that a student is not abiding by the student parking lot rules and regulations, the student may experience the following loss of privileges:
- First Infraction: Warning sticker placed on vehicle. Student is given instructions on proper parking procedures on campus.
- Second Infraction: A vehicle immobilization device (boot) is placed on the vehicle. The student parking privileges on campus will be suspended for two weeks. At that time, the student will be allowed to purchase a parking decal, if needed.
- Third Infraction: A vehicle immobilization device (boot) is placed on the vehicle. The device can only be removed with a parent/guardian meeting. The parking privileges on campus will be suspended for a month.
- Fourth Infraction: Parking privileges on campus will be suspended for the remainder of the school year.
All accidents in our parking lots must be reported to school officials and our School Resource Office (SRO) with the Sheriff's Office. If an accident does occur on our campus, please call our school at (540) 658-6150. This will connect you with our main office. Our main office will assist in getting a school official to the scene of the accident, as well as our SRO.
For emergencies and after-hour accidents, please call the Sheriff's Office first. For non-emergencies, please call (540) 658-4450. For emergencies, please call 911.
Provisionally Licensed Drivers
Any student younger than 18 years old shall be deemed a provisional licensed driver. All provisionally licensed drivers will be issued a restricted parking permit. For a period of one year, with a provisional driver’s license, there may only be one passenger present in the vehicle under the age of 18, who is not a member of the driver’s household. At the end of one year, provisionally licensed drivers under the age of 18 may have no more than three passengers, who are younger than 18 years old, who are not a member of their household.
In cooperation with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, school officials will conduct periodic traffic checks as students leave school in the afternoons. The Sheriff’s Office and school officials will visually inspect vehicle parking permits as traffic exits the school campus.
Vehicles identified by a restricted parking permit that contain more than one passenger and vehicles which do not display a parking pass will be asked to pull over to check for compliance with State driving regulations. Drivers will be asked for their license, which will be inspected and the information recorded.
Drivers found not to be in compliance with restrictions regarding the number of underage passengers allowed will be reminded of the regulations and warned that further violations will result in penalties. Parents/guardians will be contacted and apprised of the violation and any warnings issued. Drivers with continued offenses will be subject to revocation of student parking privileges.
Student Parking Permit Application
The cost of a student parking permit is $75.00. This price is established by our school division. The student parking permit may be paid by cash, check, or money order. Checks should be made out to North Stafford High School and should include a valid phone number.
Student dues and debts must be paid in order to be able to apply for a student parking permit.
Our school's Security Office handles student parking passes.
Directions to Submit a Parking Permit Application
Please fill out this form: NSHS Student Parking Pass