Kentucky students can now lose their driving permits or licenses if they don't pass their high school courses.
The No Pass/No Drive Law, which took effect yesterday, allows the state to revoke or deny licenses to students ages 16 and 17 who do not meet academic standards, according to the Transportation Cabinet.
Students who accumulate nine or more unexcused absences, drop out of school or fail at least four courses or the equivalent in the previous semester could be penalized. The law applies to students in private and public schools, as well as home-schooled teens. When applying for licenses or permits, students must provide a school compliance verification form and parental consent form. Schools are expected to notify the cabinet if students fail to meet standards.
This from the Herald-Leader.