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What You Need to Know About School & Your Driver's License
School Attendance Required
No individual under the age of 18 can obtain a driver's license or instruction permit unless he or she is attending a public school, a private school or is enrolled in home schooling authorized by law; or has graduated from high school, received a certificate of high school completion; or has completed his or her secondary education and is enrolled in a post-secondary school.

If a student under 18 drops out of school and has remained out of school for 10 days, or has more than 10 school days of unexcused absences in any semester or combination of two consecutive quarters, notice will be given by the school to the Department of Motor Vehicle Safety. The student's driver's license will then be suspended for one year or until their 18th birthday.

School / Suspension
A student's driver's license will be suspended for one year or until their 18th birthday if the student is suspended from school for any one of the following offenses:
  • Threatening, striking or causing bodily harm to a teacher or other school personnel.
  • Possession or sale of drugs or alcohol on school grounds.
  • Possession or use of a weapon on school grounds.
  • Any sexual offense prohibited under Chapter 6 of Title 16.
  • Causing substantial physical or visible bodily harm to or seriously disfiguring another person, including another student.
Temporary Driving Permit
A student can obtain a temporary driving permit from the Department of Motor Vehicle Safety to drive to and from work with a suspended license, if he or she has demonstrated the need for the permit. The permit would only be granted if the driver's license has been suspended for a school-related infraction or for dropping out of school.