Berkeley County Schools

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Both Student and Parent’s driver’s licenses can be affected by school attendance

Per West Virginia Code 18-8-11, if a student has accrued more than ten (10) consecutive or fifteen (15) total days unexcused absent during the school year, the School is required to send notification to the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (WVDMV). As a result, the WVDMV may revoke the student’s current license or deny their opportunity to obtain a driver’s license.

If such action is taken by the school, written notification will be mailed home. Additionally, Proof of Enrollment cannot be obtained until the matter is resolved.

Should criminal charges be pursued against the parent for permitting truancy, and the parent fails to show for the scheduled court hearing, without good cause, notice will be sent to the WV DMV and the parent’s driver’s license will be suspended.  


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