JHFDA - Suspension of Driving Privileges

Code:  JHFDA
Readopted:  5/14/18
Adopted:  1/9/06
Orig. Code(s):  JHFDA


The Board authorizes the superintendent to make a request to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for the suspension of a student’s driving privilege or the right to apply for driving privileges on the basis of conduct as provided below.  If a request is made, the following requirements will be met:

  1. The superintendent’s designee will meet with the parent(s) or guardian(s) before submitting a request to the ODOT;
  2. The request to the ODOT will be in writing;
  3. The student involved is at least 15 years of age;
  4. The student has been expelled for bringing a weapon on school property; or
  5. The student has been suspended or expelled at least twice for any of the following reasons:

a.   Assaulting or menacing a school employee or another student;

b.   Willful damage or injury to district property;

c.   Possessing, using or delivering any controlled substance or being under the
      influence of any controlled substance at a school or on school property or at a
      school-sponsored activity, function or event.

6.   The request to suspend a student’s driving privilege or the right to apply for a driving
      privilege shall not be for more than one year unless the superintendent is filing a
      second written request.  A second request may state suspension of privileges until
      the student reaches 21 years of age.


The superintendent or designee may, under Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 339.257, notify ODOT of the withdrawal from school of a student who is at least 15 years of age and under 18 years of age.

Upon receipt of the district’s notice that a student has withdrawn from school, ODOT shall notify the student that driving privileges will be suspended on the 30th day following the date of the notice unless the student presents documentation that complies with ORS 807.066. For purposes of this policy a student shall be considered to have withdrawn from school if the student has:

More than 10 consecutive school days of unexcused absences; or 15 school days of total unexcused absences during a single semester.


The student has a right to appeal the superintendent’s decision through the district’s suspension/expulsion due process procedures.

If driving privileges are suspended, the student may apply to the ODOT for a hardship permit.



Legal Reference(s):

ORS 192.660
ORS 332.061
ORS 336.615 to -336.665
ORS 339.240
ORS 339.250
ORS 339.254
ORS 339.257
ORS 807.065
ORS 807.066
ORS 807.240

OAR 581-021-0065
OAR 581-021-0070

Cross Reference(s):

JFC - Student Conduct
JG - Student Discipline
JGD - Suspension
JGE - Expulsion