Can my student drive to school? Are there any special parking permits required?
Driving to school is a privilege with great responsibility. Thus, it is for the benefit and protection of all students that certain rules be observed. Any violations will be cause for revoking the driving privilege. There is to be no loitering in the parking lot. Students are to enter the building immediately upon arrival. No students are to leave the building or school buses in the morning to go to the parking lot. Such violations will subject drivers to a loss of driving privilege.
Parking permits will be issued for the student parking and should be displayed at all times. Indiana traffic safety laws are to be observed. Students who park in unauthorized spaces or in the unauthorized faculty parking lots are subject to disciplinary action.
Any student found to be purposefully driving in the school lawn, at any time, will forfeit his/her driving privileges on school grounds for one calendar year from the date of occurrence. Any violation of such driving suspension will be grounds for suspension and/or expulsion. Payment of damages, as is routine for any school property damage, will be required. Reports will be filed with the City Police.
Other reckless driving reported in the parking area will be subject to driving privilege suspensions. Generally, a minimum one month suspension, and beyond, will be assigned according to the driving infraction. Excessive speeds, purposeful sliding and skidding are examples.
Angola High School and the MSD of Steuben County School Corporation will not be responsible for any damages to or loss of property, vehicles, or personal possessions on school grounds. Students may choose to drive vehicles and park them on school grounds at their own risk of loss or damage to the same, or their contents. In the interest of student safety and protection of student and staff property, surveillance cameras have been placed in parking areas and at main entrances.
How can my child take a medicine while at school?
Indiana Code 34-30-14-2 states: If compliance with sections 3 and 4 of this chapter has occurred, a school administrator, teacher, or other school employee designated by the school administrator, after consultation with the school nurse, who in good faith administers:
1. a nonprescription medication in compliance with the written permission of the pupil‘s parent or guardian, except in the case of a life threatening emergency;
2. a legend drug (as defined in IC 16-18-2-199 and including injectable insulin) in compliance with the:
A. written order of a practitioner; and
B. written permission of the pupil‘s parent or guardian, except in the case of a life threatening
3. a blood glucose test by finger prick in compliance with the written order of a practitioner; or
4. any combination of subdivisions (1) through (3); to a pupil is not liable for civil damages as a result of the administration except for an act or omission amounting to gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct. As added by P.L.1-1998, SEC.26.
The school will keep on file the written permission of a pupil‘s parent or guardian and the written order of a practitioner.
What this means is that no student may carry any medication or pills. All medication (even aspirin) must be brought to the nurse‘s quarters or office and be dispensed only from there.
1. Students needing ―over the counter medication (aspirin, Contact, etc.) must have the medication plus a note from their parent or guardian indicating their permission to take the drug, the amount, and how often it is to be taken.
2. Students needing to take prescription medication must have a note from their doctor, specifying the name of the student, the amount to be taken, and the time or frequency it is to be taken. This procedure is meant to protect both the students and the school.
3. A student who has an acute or chronic medical condition which may require medication on an emergency basis may possess and self-administer medication if the student‘s parent files an annual authorization that includes a written statement from the student‘s physician.