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Minor School License

How to Get a Minor School License

  • The student must be at least 14 1/2 years old.
  • Complete an Iowa-approved driver education course.
  • Hold an instruction permit and a clean driving record for at least six consecutive months immediately before applying for your minor school license.
  • Live 1 mile or more from the school you are enrolled in, unless a special need exists. If you have more than one residence, where you live is the location you reside the majority of the time.
  • You must have your school principal AND your parent or guardian sign Affidavit for School License (form 430021). 
  • You may be required to complete a drive test at the driver’s license issuance site, if your driver’s education instructor requires it, or if you completed the Parent-Taught Driver’s Education Program (eligible homeschooled teens only).

Once the form is completed, schedule an appointment to bring in the completed form and get your minor school license issued.

Next Steps to Park at School

Junior High Parking Lot Rules

  • Students are required to follow all the rules set forth for minor school licenses.
  • Park within the lines of a parking space. Mopeds are allowed to park two to a parking space as long as they can safely enter/exit the space without contacting another vehicle or moped.

Valley Southwoods Parking Lot Rules

  • Students are to park in white-lined spaces only.
  • Students are required to follow all the rules set forth for minor school licenses.
  • Students are only allowed to park cars that have been registered with the Valley Southwoods Office.
  • Students who drive in an unsafe manner on school grounds or do not follow the parking regulations may have the privilege to drive to school revoked.

Valley Parking Lot Rules

Learn more about Valley parking rules and how to request parking on the Valley Student Parking web page.

Valley Southwoods/Valley High School Parking Lot Fines

  • Falsification of forms - $20

  • Failure to register a vehicle with the school - $20
  • Illegal or unauthorized parking - $20

Walnut Creek Campus Parking
Students are allowed to drive to school and park in the Walnut Creek parking lot. Students will need to complete an online form to request to park.