WHY SHOULD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE TO PAY $185/year TO PARK THEIR CAR IN THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT WHILE ATTENDING SCHOOL?
I've been asking Mr. Garza this for over 6 months and he still has not given me a solid answer besides "that's just the way it is."
Many students attend after-school activities or jobs that they need their vehicles for. The New Berlin District does not provide bus transportation for after school activities, and many parents work late and can’t pick their child up from these activities.
These are public parking lots which we as New Berlin taxpayers already pay for. Teachers and administrators don’t pay to park their vehicle, so why should students? There is plenty of room in the parking lot at both high schools, and both high schools are located on busy roads and riding a bicycle or walking to school is not a safe option. Students would have to work about 28 hours just to earn enough money to pay for the parking fee.
If a student parks in the parking lot and does not have a parking sticker, they are given a $15 ticket from the New Berlin Police Dept. If this ticket is not paid for within 3 days, the fee increases to $40 and the check gets made payable to the NEW BERLIN POLICE DEPT.
Is this a side business business for the New Berlin Police Dept. at the expense of our high school students? Is it fair for the New Berlin taxpayers to pay a New Berlin Police officer to patrol the high school parking lots looking for parking stickers?
I urge you to contact Mr. Garza (Superintendent of New Berlin School) and let's get this parking fee removed!
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