Parking Permits

Students are allowed to park in a school district location as a matter of privilege, not of right.  All students using the parking lot must fill out a parking permit application complete with a parent’s or guardian’s signature and the $80.00 parking permit fee. Upon turning this signed application into the principal’s office, the student will receive a parking sticker under the following conditions:

  • Only one (1) parking permit will be issued per family.
  • Only Juniors and Seniors will be issued parking stickers ­ this includes the
  • drivers of all motorized vehicles: cars, vans, trucks, cycles, etc.Every car using the school parking lot must display a parking permit issued through the main office.  

Important Information

  • A limited number of parking permits will be issued.
  • The front lot is entirely for student use. The back lot is reserved for Mankato West faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • Students in “Vocational Auto Mechanics” and “Wheels and Walls” (with instructor’s permission) will be allowed to park their vehicles in the designated parking stalls marked for this class (along the south side of the Annex) only during the morning or afternoon, but not for the whole school day.
  • Students who are not issued parking permits may park by the West baseball fields. This lot is open to all licensed student drivers on a first­come, first­served basis – no parking permit is required. Park at your own risk.
  • Students taking part in all day athletic and fine arts events (i.e. Big 9 competitions and performances) are to park in the front lot.
  • The student must the District 77 agreement concerning Policy 531, which explains the procedures for student use and parking of motor vehicles; patrols, inspections and searches.
  • The sticker is to be placed on the rear window of four-­wheeled vehicles and behind the rear seat of cycles. In all cases the sticker must be in plain view.
  • Observe the posted speed limit, as you are in a School Zone.  Speeding and/or reckless driving will not be tolerated. All vehicles should be locked when parked and are not to be used during the school hours.  
  • Vehicles may be towed away at the owner’s expense if they are improperly parked, lack a permit, or if the drivers violate any parking lot regulation..  
  • While on school property, cars may be subject to search if there is reasonable suspicion of rule or law violation. Canine searches of cars may also be conducted in the school parking lots. Students who refuse to allow a search will face suspension and lose their parking privileges for the remainder of the school year and risk legal consequences.
  • Handicapped parking areas are available.  The car license must have an approved Minnesota decal indicating a handicapped driver.
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