The levying of a parking fee should be viewed from the demand and supply perspective ("MOE reviewing free school parking"; Jan 8).
While other government buildings have limited carpark spaces for the public and for visitors, schools have ample parking for staff and occasional visitors.
Polytechnics have much bigger campuses and have limited parking near faculties. Hence, to charge a fee is understandable.
For schools to do so when there is ample parking and few visitors makes one wonder if we are sticking to rules for the sake of doing so.
We may not lose teachers or educational staff but will certainly make them more unhappy unnecessarily.
Hence, charging teachers for parking is hard to fathom.
Chen Tzehui (Ms)