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Effective on March 1, the Leigh High School administration will be enforcing new rules regarding student drop off and parking.
Parents dropping off their students in the morning are now asked to enter through the gate between lots B and C, and refrain from entering lot A to drop off. This may be a notable change for parents, as students are often dropped off in lot A, which borders the back of the library and main office. The gate between lots A and B will be closed to enforce this rule.
Students driving to school are asked to now enter only through the gate between lots B and C, and turn right to park in lot C or follow the student drop off route to park in lot B. The gate to lot C closest to Blossom Hill Road and the sliding gate between lots A and B will be closed in the morning, but open in the afternoon for the end of the school day. Students are asked to refrain from parking on the streets and in the neighborhoods surrounding Leigh.
“The community voiced a number of concerns about the student drop off and parking in the morning. As we are part of this community, it is Leigh’s responsibility to be part of the solution and promote student safety,” said Assistant Principal Robert Warren when asked about what prompted these changes.
Leigh students have demonstrated certain parking habits that disrupt the community, such as double parking and parking in the bike lanes on the north side of Los Gatos Almaden Road, both of which are illegal and can result in a parking ticket.