Class of 2018 Senior Parking at Westwood HS
Dear Mr. Acosta,
Many of us parents and students are confused as to the logic behind the sudden removal of the hierarchy system that has been in place for the parking lots at Westwood. The class of 2018 has suffered through many parking woes ever since they started driving and we were looking forward to finally having senior priority and guaranteed parking in the main lot. Many of us have had student drivers (children and siblings) at Westwood, and while the permits and rules have changed for sophomores and juniors throughout the years, one thing that always remained was that seniors had priority in the main lot.
Seniors are the only ones allowed to leave campus for lunch. Seniors and juniors are the only ones allowed to have off-blocks. Many seniors have off-blocks first period and arrive at school after 10am for their second block. With first-come-first-served parking they will be forced to park in the third lot. If the lot looks underutilized, it's because seniors are coming late or leaving for lunch, but they still need the parking when they are in class.
Senior athletes are on Varsity teams. Many Varsity teams practice after school and have games late at night. The swim team practices before school off-site and they return after the main lot fills up as well. Therefore, the Senior Varsity athletes who arrive later to school on their off-block days (or from swim practice) will be forced to park in the third lot all day until their bus returns from their volleyball game, or basketball game, or soccer game, and they will be walking out to their cars in the third lot in the dark.
Jennifer Allid Contact the author of the petition
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