NSU University School Student/Parent Handbook 2016-2017
Page 42 7. Abandoned vehicles are subject to towing at the owner’s expense, unless the owner notifies the Public Safety Department in writing at the time the vehicle becomes disabled. The director of Public Safety will determine whether a disabled vehicle is allowed to remain on campus. 8. Vehicle repairs that create a nuisance are not permitted on campus. Any property damage caused by the making of any repairs is the responsibility of the person making such repairs. 9. Trailers or mobile campers are allowed to be parked on campus only with written permission from the director of Public Safety. Trailers and mobile campers are not allowed to be left on campus overnight. 10. The maximum speed on any NSU driveway or roadway—excluding those owned and managed by the town of Davie, Broward County, or the state of Florida—is 15 miles per hour, unless signage indicates otherwise. 11. All vehicle operators must obey Public Safety and police direction and instructions regarding operating and parking motor vehicles. 12. Personal vehicles are not allowed to be left on campus overnight unless it is the outcome of approved NSU business travel or approved NSU International Student travel. In these instances, parking arrangements must be approved by the office of Public Safety. 13. The parking of personal vehicles on NSU property during tropical cyclones is NOT permitted by nonresident NSU students, staff members, or faculty members. Every motor vehicle on the property of Nova Southeastern University shall display the proper NSU parking permit emblem or decal at all times. NSU parking permit holders should report any transfer or sale of a registered vehicle promptly to the One-Stop Shop. If the vehicle is purchased or used to replace another, the new vehicle shall be registered at no charge. Parking permits shall be affixed to the left side of the rear bumper, or affixed to the exterior left lower corner of the rear window. On motorcycles, motor scooters, and mopeds, the parking decal shall be displayed in plain view and readable. The NSU parking permit must be visible at all times while the vehicle is parked on campus. Any vehicle with an NSU parking permit not affixed in accordance with this policy will be cited and fined for improper display and is subject to being towed from campus at the owner’s expense. Exception: Temporary parking permits (hangtags) are to be hung from the rearview mirror. If, for any reason, the parking permit is lost or destroyed, notify the university One-Stop Shop and another may be obtained at no charge. Government vehicles displaying county, state, or federal license plates are exempt from the permit requirement. 6: OTHER CHILD ABUSE POLICY In 1974, Congress passed the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), to provide federal standards and minimum state guidelines for child abuse investigation and protection. NSU University School informs its employees about the indications of abuse, the state’s laws regarding employees’ status as mandatory reporters, and procedures for reporting to the school and to the state. All school personnel are mandated reporters. They are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect immediately to the appropriate authorities. Reporters do not need absolute proof to make a report—the requirement is usually “reasonable cause or reasonable suspicion” based on their knowledge of the student personally, or from their experience with children. Employees will be required to record and report the evidence that caused them to make the report and any other facts that they know about the situation and other detailed information about the people involved. Once the report is made, local or state officials take over.