By Paige Sheldrake
Every morning at Glenelg High School it is a fight between students to get a spot in the parking lot. Sometimes it’s so bad that students don’t even have a spot and they have to park in the grass. This is a hazard and therefore not allowed because if it rains your car could get stuck in the grass and it also ruins the appearance of the grass. People continuously have to park on the grass and then get called down to the office to move their vehicle since they have to park in an actual space. There are multiple solutions to this issue, such as limiting the number of parking passes given out or assigning specific spots to each student and teacher.
A solution to this parking problem is we could number the parking spots, as well as each student be assigned to a particular parking spot. Students would not have to fight for a space if they are running late. They could even decorate the space to make it their own. Students who play sports could have spots in the lot closest to the fields on which they play.
Another solution would be to only give out as many passes as there are spaces. This would eliminate the issue of fighting for spaces that do not exist. Students who do not receive a parking pass would not have a chance at a space at all and therefore would not be able to park on school grounds. It would encourage students to get their information into the front office and buy their pass.
This parking situation also is not fair to teachers because the students and the teachers both park in the same lot. Teachers should have assigned spots so they are guaranteed a spot no matter if they’re late. It would also be beneficial to give the teachers a specific section of the parking lot where they can park without having to deal with students and can easily access their vehicles.
The parking issue is one that can be easily solved and many schools deal with it in the ways that are described above. Teachers and students have assigned spots and there is no abundance of passes given out, only as many as there are spaces in the lots.