The operation of a motor vehicle on campus is a privilege granted by Cedar Hill ISD Board of Trustees. Vehicles requiring a state license plate are classified as a motor vehicle including cars, trucks, mopeds, and motorcycles.
All vehicles driven on Cedar Hill ISD campuses are subject to all local and state traffic laws. A student or employee has full responsibility for the security and contents of his or her vehicle.
Students, faculty, staff and employees who operate or park a motor vehicle on a Cedar Hill ISD campus are required to have a valid parking permit decal properly affixed to the vehicle. The Cedar Hill ISD Police Department or their designee is given the responsibility of enforcing procedures that provide a safe campus environment for our students.
To aid in this process, CHISD Police officers are licensed by the State of Texas and are granted all powers of a peace officer. The jurisdiction of these is both on and off school property within the boundaries of Cedar Hill Independent School District. The jurisdiction of these officers may be extended to any school-sponsored event, which may take place outside the boundaries of CHISD. Citation, arrest, and/or other legal action may be taken for any violation of federal law, state law, an/or city ordinances. According to the Texas Education Code section 37.102(b) all laws regulating traffic on highways and streets apply to the operation of vehicles within school property.
The privilege of parking a vehicle on campus may be taken away for violations pertaining to inappropriate behavior or parking violations. Upon arriving at school, students must immediately vacate their vehicles and the parking lot and enter the school building. Students found in the parking lot during the day without a pass will be subject to disciplinary action. Persons including enrolled student of this district, who are not authorized to be on school grounds after school hours, may be charged with trespass on school grounds in accordance with section 37.107 of the Education Code.
Parking Permits Required for Students & CHISD Employees Parking on all School Campuses
A student or employee driving a motor vehicle or motorcycle to school must be a licensed driver and have the required liability insurance coverage with the name of the driver on the proof insurance (in accordance to section 601.081 of the Texas Transportation Code). The student or employee must register the motor vehicle and obtain a parking permit decal from the CHISD Police Department. The parking permit must be affixed by its own adhesive, to the registered vehicle. NOTE: Students ARE NOT to park in Faculty or Visitor parking spaces. Students are not permitted to use staff parking decals or use staff parking spaces.
Purchasing Parking Permits
Eligible students may purchase a parking permit decal for $25.00. Parking decals for additional vehicles in the same household are $5.00 per vehicle per school year. Employee parking permits are issued at no cost. Student and Employees will be required to complete a parking permit form, present a valid Texas driver’s license, and present valid proof of liability insurance for the vehicle being registered. The student’s or employee’s driver’s license and insurance must remain current at all times.
For the convenience of the employees and students, parking permits will be issued during fall registration and schedule pickup at student’s assigned campus. All parking permits will be issued through CHISD Police Department. After registration, parking permits may be purchased at the CHISD Police Department, 504 E. Beltline Rd. (door 5A at the back of the building). The Cedar Hill ISD Police Department is open during normal business hours of 8am – 4pm.