Driving Privileges and Identification Cards

ORS 807.066
School requirements for persons under 18 years of age


(1)

Subject to subsection (2) of this section, the Department of Transportation may not issue driving privileges to a person who is under 18 years of age unless:

(a)

The person has graduated from high school and provides the department with proof of graduation satisfactory to the department;

(b)

The person has received a certificate for passing an approved high school equivalency test, such as the General Educational Development (GED) test, from a community college and provides the department with proof of the certificate satisfactory to the department; or

(c)

The person’s parent or legal guardian certifies that the person is:

(A)

Enrolled in a school of this state, or any other state or any other country;

(B)

Enrolled in a community college and making satisfactory progress toward a certificate for passing an approved high school equivalency test, such as the General Educational Development (GED) test, a high school diploma or a modified diploma;

(C)

Being taught by a private teacher, legal guardian or parent in compliance with ORS 339.035 (Teaching by private teacher, parent or guardian);

(D)

Exempted from school attendance requirements due to circumstances beyond the control of the person; or

(E)

Exempt under ORS 339.030 (Exemptions from compulsory school attendance) (2) from the requirement to attend school.

(2)

The department may not issue driving privileges to a person who is under 18 years of age and whose driving privileges are suspended under ORS 809.423 (2) for withdrawing from school unless the person:

(a)

Has graduated from high school and provides the department with proof of graduation satisfactory to the department;

(b)

Has received a certificate for passing an approved high school equivalency test, such as the General Educational Development (GED) test, from a community college and provides the department with proof of the certificate satisfactory to the department;

(c)

Provides the department with a form provided by the department and signed by the principal, or the designee of the principal, of the school attended by the person that declares that the person is enrolled in a school of this state, or any other state or any other country;

(d)

Provides the department with a form provided by the department and signed by the authorized representative of the community college attended by the person that declares that the person is making satisfactory progress toward a certificate for passing an approved high school equivalency test such as the General Educational Development (GED) test;

(e)

Provides the department with a form provided by the department and signed by the authorized representative of the community college attended by the person that declares that the person is making satisfactory progress toward a high school diploma or a modified diploma;

(f)

Provides the department with a form provided by the department and signed by the authorized representative of the education service district or school district having jurisdiction over the area of the person’s residence that declares that the person is being taught by a private teacher, legal guardian or parent in compliance with ORS 339.035 (Teaching by private teacher, parent or guardian);

(g)

Provides the department with documentation satisfactory to the department that indicates that the person is exempted from school attendance requirements due to circumstances beyond the control of the person; or

(h)

Provides the department with documentation satisfactory to the department that the person is exempt under ORS 339.030 (Exemptions from compulsory school attendance) (2) from the requirement to attend school. [1999 c.789 §2; 2015 c.716 §2; 2017 c.66 §30; 2017 c.701 §24; 2017 c.726 §15]
Note: 809.423 was repealed by section 17, chapter 76, Oregon Laws 2018. The text of 807.066 (School requirements for persons under 18 years of age) was not amended by enactment of the Legislative Assembly to reflect the repeal. Editorial adjustment of 807.066 (School requirements for persons under 18 years of age) for the repeal of 809.423 has not been made.

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