Students and Staff Disagree Over Parking Policy


Tyrelle Smith

Cars parked in the school parking lot with the new parking passes.

Tyrelle Smith, News Editor

As CHS approaches the second month of school under new principal Edward Owusu, it has mostly been smooth sailing. When Owusu took over, there were many student concerns about the new policies being instated. One of the earliest concerns was about parking.

Whether you agree or disagree with the parking policy, it is in place for a reason. The reason being that the number of parking spaces were just not enough. Students couldn’t find parking spaces, and even staff members were feeling crunched. English teacher Nicole Moravy said, “There were no lines and nowhere to park at all.”

However a simple solution was sought, and established. Now students need to purchase a parking pass, and are assigned a designated spot where they need to park everyday. Although this seemed simple, this policy still doesn’t sit well with some students.

Students with half day schedules have had a strong opinion on the parking at the school.

“It’s way too expensive to get a parking pass, especially if I have only two classes,” senior Genesis Johns said.

Other students have mixed emotions on the parking at the school. Senior Edward Escobar has not purchased a parking pass, and does not park in the school lot. Escobar claimed, “The parking pass is not a problem for me, but the school is so far away from where I park.”

Not every student dislikes the new parking policies. Senior Kristen Suman commented, “It feels good coming to school everyday and knowing that you have somewhere to park.”

The passes are a solution, but also an ongoing problem.

“The parking spots are too close. So close that I can’t open my door some days,” Johns added.

Senior Ausjai Davis  said, “Ever since they started the parking passes it’s been hard for everybody to be able to park in a reasonable spot”.

“The policies will live on, and the complaints will pile up hopefully until there is a breaking point, and the students get what they want,” Escobar said.