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504.50 Use of Motor Vehicles

Driving a motor vehicle to and parking it at the student’s attendance center is a privilege and subject to availability.

Students who wish to drive to and park at their attendance center shall comply with the rules and regulations outlined in this policy, in the Student Handbook, and by the relevant building principal.

Students may not loiter around and/or be in their vehicle during the school day without permission from the principal/designee. Students may only park at their designated attendance center unless the principal/designee from another attendance center has given them permission to park at that attendance center, including but not limited to when students are taking classes at and/or are attending sanctioned practices or activities at an attendance center other than their “home” attendance center. Students shall leave their attendance center and/or the other attendance center at which they have been given permission to park when there is no longer a legitimate reason for them to be on the premises. Students who drive shall enter and leave the parking lot by the routes designated by the principal/designee.

Students who meet all of the following criteria may submit an application for a school driving permit, which may allow the student to drive to and from school, school activities, and practices:

  • Live at least one mile from the attendance center and
  • Enrolled in Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade; and
  • Provide documentation showing the student successfully completed a certified driver’s education program; and
  • Provide documentation showing that the student has possessed a learner’s permit for at least six months .

In extraordinary circumstances, the Superintendent/designee may approve school driving permits for students who live less than one mile from the attendance center and/or who are in 8th grade but who meet the other eligibility requirements.

Students issued school driving permits are subject to Iowa Department of Transportation regulations, including but not limited to the prohibition on using electronic communication devices or entertainment devices while driving.

Parents/guardians may appeal the Superintendent/designee’s denial of school driving permits to the Ankeny Board of Education; the Board’s decision on the appeal will be final.

Failure to comply with this policy and/or District rules related to student use of motor vehicles may result in the revocation of school driving and parking privileges, as well as other disciplinary action, including but not limited to suspension and expulsion.

Legal Reference:
Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 321.

Reviewed:
January 8, 1996
April 21, 2003
September 9, 2009
November 19, 2012
December 15, 2014
February 15, 2016

March 22, 2021

Revised:
January 8, 1996
December 21, 2009
November 19, 2012
December 15, 2014
February 15, 2016

March 22, 2021