Indeed, many public high schools, school districts, and even states across the nation have implemented rules that require students to maintain a specific grade point average in order to legally obtain and carry a driver’s license.
In an effort to encourage better academic performance, public high schools are applying the “carrot and stick” philosophy to their student’s licenses – and the results have been intriguing.
- First, the school must have a record of ongoing communication with parents to notify parents of a student’s absence issues.
- Secondly, the parents and student must be sent an academic impact statement that clearly states the student’s performance issues and grades.
- Lastly, the school must have a record of students’ missed class periods (due to absence or tardy issues).