The State Board of Education for public schools and charter schools, the State Board of Community Colleges for community colleges, or the Secretary of Administration for Nonpublic Schools and Home schools are empowered to report to the Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) the fact that a student has been removed to an alternate school setting due to one of the following behaviors that results in disciplinary action:
The physical premises of the school, school buses or other vehicles under the school's control or contract and that are used to transport students, and school-sponsored or school-related activities that occur on or off the physical premises of the school.
Any student who was subject to disciplinary action for enumerated student conduct that occurred either after the first day of July before the school year in which the student enrolled in the eighth grade or after the student's fourteenth birthday, whichever event occurred first, is subject to this subsection. A student who is subject to this subsection is eligible for a certificate when the school administrator determines that the student has exhausted all administrative appeals connected to the disciplinary action and that one of the following conditions is met:
A student whose permit or license is denied or revoked due to ineligibility for a certificate under this subsection may otherwise be eligible for a certificate if, after six months from the date of the ineligibility, the school administrator determines that one of the following conditions is met:
Exemplary student behavior is defined as a student having no further incidents of misconduct where expulsion, suspension, or an assignment to an alternative education setting is required. Students found in violation of local school board policies addressing related behavior (i.e. attendance, dress code, other behaviors that result in an office disciplinary action by the principal, etc.) would not qualify for having exemplary behavior.
Unlike the "Dropout Prevention/Driver’s License" law that stops when a student turns 18 years old, the "Lose Control, Lose Your License" law does not stop at age 18. It is possible for a student to have his or her license suspended as a 17-1/2 year old and it could remain suspended for 365 days or until they are 18-1/2 years old before being eligible to drive.
Beginning with 1999-2000 school year, LEA’s will require parents, guardians, or emancipated juveniles to provide their written irrevocable consent for a school to disclose to the DMV that the student no loner meets the conditions for a Driving Eligibility Certificate (DEC) under G. S. 20-11. No certificate is issued if the parent does not give consent.
In-State Private and Home Schools should direct there questions to the Office of Non-Public Education. Public schools should direct their questions to their local high school principal or principal's designee. Colleges should direct their questions to the representative at their college.
Suspended licenses are sent to DMV, 1100 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC. 27697
This is an approved form that must be presented at the time of application for a North Carolina Driver License or Permit. This certificate verifies that the student meets all requirements of:
In compliance with Federal Law, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Driver Education Department administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.
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