The new parking restrictions at San Benito High School are turning some heads. The new arrangement of parking removes roughly 50 percent of student parking and assigns it to teachers. This has made some students a little mad at the loss of something they’ve counted on for years.
The main reason behind the change is the complaints from Hollister residents near the high school, who say that too many teachers and others were parking near or in front of their homes. I don’t see how it would matter, though; shouldn’t these residents be at their jobs? This new parking complicates life for students who need to drive their siblings to school, such as myself.
I used to be able to drop my sister, Maddy, off at Rancho San Justo Middle School, and roll in to the Baler football parking lot around 8:40 a.m. and get to my classes on time. Now, the parking lot is completely full, from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. I don’t like it at all. We can’t all be here so early, and some of us have other social responsibilities for which we need to account.
Even the Baler Alley parking lot, an area I used to count on as a “backup parking lot” is now jam packed, leaving only a small row at the far end of the lot. My point for all of this is I disagree with the new parking, as it creates problems for students. Teachers shouldn’t have to adhere to all these childish rules enacted by a few people who are complaining. The original way teachers were parking has worked for all my four years at this high school. The rules should be returned to our original plan, and I’m sure future drivers would appreciate that.