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'Boot' penalty to be implemented when students violate SHS parking rule

In addition to a $5 fine for violating parking rules at Sunnyside High School, a student's vehicle may have to have a boot removed.

That's the revision approved by the administrators for the 2012-13 school year that was discussed at last night's Sunnyside School Board meeting.

The school board already had in place a policy stating fines could be issued for driving and parking violations.

Sunnyside High School Assistant Principal Wally Shearer said the procedure is for students to obtain a free parking sticker.

"There is a 14-day grace period," he said, stating the purpose of the parking policy is to ensure the safety of everyone on campus.

Students are warned when the parking policy is violated the first time, and parents are notified for a second, third and fourth violation.

When a fifth violation occurs, a $5 fine will be issued and a boot will be placed on the vehicle.

"The $5 fine will need to be paid before the boot will be removed," said Shearer.

He said the addition of a boot being placed on vehicles is the only change in the policy that has been in place for several years.

Shearer told the board he wanted the changes in the policy to be included in the student handbook that will be given to students on the first day of school, next Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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