Student Parking

A valid student parking permit is required for any student who wants to park in the authorized areas of the Elmwood Park High School lot.

Rules and Restrictions

Parking in the EPHS lot is a privilege. Student parking permits are therefore subject to suspension and/or revocation for infraction(s) of school rules and/or violation(s) of driving laws governing the parking lot.

EPHS rules and restrictions pertaining specifically to student parking include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Students must park in designated student parking areas only.
  • Students are not to park in visitor, staff or disabled parking spaces or in fire lanes or other reserved spaces for which they are not authorized.
  • Students must operate their vehicles in a responsible manner and consistent with state, local and school regulations.
  • Vehicles must be parked within white lines.
  • Vehicles parked improperly, illegally or without proper authorization will be towed at the owner's expense.
  • Trading or exchanging of permits is not allowed.

The EPHS parking lot is monitored daily by S&S Towing Company.

District 401's Search and Seizure Policy

As stated in Section 7:140 of the Board of Education's Policy Manual, school authorities may inspect and search school property and equipment owned or controlled by the school (such as lockers, desks and parking lots), as well as personal effects left there by a student, without notice to or the consent of the student:

Students have no reasonable expectation of privacy in these places or areas or in their personal effects left there. This paragraph applies to student vehicles parked on school property. In addition, Building Principals shall require each high school student, in return for the privilege of parking on school property, to consent in writing to school searches of his or her vehicle, and personal effects therein, without notice and without suspicion of wrongdoing.

The Superintendent may request the assistance of law enforcement officials to conduct inspections and searches of lockers, desks, parking lots and other school property and equipment for illegal drugs, weapons or other illegal or dangerous substances or materials, including searches conducted through the use of specially trained dogs.

The complete text of the Board of Education's search and seizure policy is available here.