No Pass/No Drive Law Implemented August 1, 2007

No Pass/No Drive Law (KRS 159.051) became law on June 25, 2007 with implementation beginning on August 1, 2007.  It involves all public and private schools in Kentucky and only applies to students who are 16 or 17 years old.  This law results in the denial or revocation of a student's drivers license for two different reasons:  1.) academic deficiency and 2.) "dropping out" of school (excessive absences, or becoming a traditional dropout.  The No Pass/No Drive Law defines academic deficiency as a "student who does not have passing grades in at least four courses, or the equivalent of four courses, in the preceeding semester."  At Harrison County High School the equivalent would be five courses due to the fact that we are on a seven period day.  The No Pass/No Drive Law defines "dropping out" as a "student with nine or more unexcused absences in a semester (absences due to suspension are considered unexcused), or becoming a traditional dropout."  To review the full text of the law go to www.lrc.ky.gov./record/07RS/record.htm and search House Bill (HB) 32.

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