Alabama Schools Look to Suspend Drivers Licenses of Truant Students

October 26, 2015

School officials in Limestone County, Alabama say that in November they will move to suspend the driver licenses of students who are chronically absent without a valid reason.

The Code of Alabama allows for the denying of licenses for those under 19 who aren’t in school.

The News Courier reports that the statute gives school systems the right to appeal to a local court to have truant teens’ licenses suspended. Students must then meet certain requirements of attendance to have their license reinstated.

Superintendent Tom Sisk tells The Decatur Daily that while the law has been available for several years, it has been within each school system’s discretion whether to implement the attendance policy.

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  • October 28, 2015 at 5:43 pm
    Agent says:
    How about drug tests to receive welfare and doing community service picking up trash to get it. Why let them sit on their couch watching their flat screens all day and making ... read more
  • October 26, 2015 at 2:38 pm
    Chuck says:
    Good idea. Now how about extending that idea to no welfare benefits to those over age 19 who do not graduate high school? If you're smart enough not to need a high school educ... read more
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