Transportation

  • Riding the bus is a privilege, not a right. Students are expected to follow the same behavioral standards while riding school as are expected on school property or at school events. All school rules are in effect while a student is riding the bus or at the bus stop. Consequences for school bus/bus stop misconduct will be imposed by the assigned dean. In addition, all school bus/bus stop misconduct will be reported to the District Transportation Safety Director. Serious misconduct will be reported to the Department of Public Safety and may be reported to local law enforcement.

    BUS AND BUS STOP RULES:

    1. Get to the bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled pick up time. The school bus driver will not wait for late students.
    2. Respect the property of others.
    3. Keep your arms, legs and belongings to yourself.
    4. Use appropriate language and volume.
    5. Stay away from the street, road or highway when waiting for the bus. Wait until the bus stops before approaching the bus.
    6. After getting off the bus, move away from the bus.
    7. If you must cross the street, always cross in front of the bus where the driver can see you. Wait for the driver to signal to you before crossing the street.
    8. Fighting, harassment, intimidation and horseplay are unacceptable.
    9. Eating, drinking or use of tobacco or drugs are prohibited.
    10. Do not bring weapons or dangerous objects onto the school bus.
    11. Do not damage the school bus.
    12. Follow the directions of the driver.

    If these rules are broken, the school district’s discipline procedures are to follow.

    Consequences are progressive and may include suspension of the bus privileges.

    PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
    FLACS students are NOT to congregate before or after school in the area across from the high school entrance on Highway 97 or on Highway 61. It is requested that students who are brought to school in the morning or picked up in the evening use the parking area to the east of the building. Once students are on school property, they are to enter the building. Leaving school property after arrival can be done only with a Leave School Pass. Students are also not to congregate in the parking lot area. It is for the concern of student safety that we require all community school students to observe the regulations listed above.


    STUDENT DRIVING
    The Forest Lake Area Community Schoold does not require parking permits. However, all students are to abide by the following rules. 


    PARKING/DRIVING REGULATIONS:

    • Students must use the entrance on 7th Ave SW to get into the parking lot.
    • Drive safely and obey the 10-mph speed limit.
    • Stay out of the parking lot during school hours unless a valid office pass has been issued.
    • Secure a valid leave school pass from the office prior to leaving during the school day.
    • Do not display inappropriate symbols or messages in or outside vehicles.
    • Follow school behavior rules.

    DISCLAIMER:
    School District 831 is not responsible for vandalism, theft, or injury of items in the school parking lots. Drivers should lock vehicles when leaving them parked in the school lot. Valuables should not be left in cars.

    Any vehicle on campus is subject to search by school personnel in instances where the school official determines there is reasonable suspicion that a school regulation, a city law or a state law has been violated. This includes but is not limited to illegal drugs, alcohol, stolen property, weapons or other contraband that might be present in the vehicle.

    Any vehicle on campus is subject to search by school personnel in instances where the school official determines there is reasonable suspicion that a school regulation, a city law or a state law has been violated. This includes but is not limited to illegal drugs, alcohol, stolen property, weapons or other contraband that might be present in the vehicle.

    PARKING RESTRICTIONS:
    At no time are students allowed to park in the front staff or visitor lot. EXTREME CAUTION MUST BE USED WHEN ENTERING THE STAFF LOT THROUGH THE BUSY TRAFFIC AREAS NEAR THE BUILDING.

    LOSS OF PARKING PRIVILEGES:
    Parking privileges can be revoked either temporarily or permanently for violation of provisions of this application or the “Secondary Student Code of Conduct” even if such violation is not related to the operation or parking of a motor vehicle. Examples of these violations are truancies, tardiness, or being in the lot without permission. Students improperly or illegally parked may have their vehicles locked with a wheel lock or towed at the owner’s expense. A $20 fine must be paid before the wheel lock will be removed. Continued violations could result in revocation of the parking permit without reimbursement until the end of the semester, and/or result in the loss of opportunity to purchase permits in the future.

    VIOLATION CONSEQUENCES:
    Violation consequences will be progressive. Each violation will result in additional penalties ranging in severity, from warnings to temporary loss of permits, to application of wheel locks and/or towing at the owner’s expense, to permanent revocation of permit without refund.

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