Students Eligible for Driver's Licenses and Permits
Parents and students of the Public Schools of Robeson County eligible for driver's licenses and permits.
As of August 1, 1998, North Carolina has implemented legislation that reflects a coordinated statewide effort to motivate all students to complete high school. This legislation is a coordinated effort between the Department of Motor Vehicles, The Department of Public Instruction, the Division of Non-Public Schools, and Community College System to encourage students not to drop out of school and to maintain adequate progress towards a high school diploma or its equivalent.
The law states if a student fails to maintain adequate academic progress or drops out of school, his/her drivers license or permit will be revoked until they exhibit satisfactory academic progress, return to school, or turn 18 years of age.
In addition, the law requires a student to get a Driver's Eligibility Certificate from her/his principal (or designee) before he/she can receive any permit or license. The Driver's Eligibility Certificate can only be issued to students who are enrolled in school and making adequate progress towards a diploma or its equivalent. The certificate will be revoked when and if the student fails to maintain adequate progress and/or fails to be enrolled in school. Adequate progress is defined as passing three out of four classes on a four by four block schedule.
Students eighteen or older; students who have attained a high school diploma, a GED, or an adult high school diploma issued by a community college; and students who received his or her driver's license before December 1, 1997 are not affected by this law.
Please contact the Principal of your assigned school if you have any questions or desire further information.