Actions have consequences, and teens may find soon that truant students may lose their driver’s license.

Truant Students May Lose Their Driver's License

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More than 120,000 students were reported truant during the 2013-2014 school year in Nevada.  now a statewide law will target reducing those numbers.

Effective January 1, teens who habitually skip school will risk losing their drivers license. A habitual truant is a student who misses school three times or more during a school year.  They can be subject to administrative action.

Under the new law, a habitual truant will have their driver’s license susbpended for 30 days to six months.  Currently, a student between 14 and 18 years of age must submit a letter from school officials attesting to having met attendance requirement.

The new law will require truant students to wait thirty days before an application for a first time license can be submitted.

Parents can appeal to school officials and are entitle to a hearing to challenge school officials if their child is labeled a habitual truant. The penalty can be waived in case of hardship.  If the student has a high school diploma or completed a general education development certificate, the law will not apply

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