2015 ORS 807.066¹
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 General Educational Development (GED) certificate 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 General Educational Development (GED) certificate or high school 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 (Suspensions for nondriving-related actions by minors) (3) 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 General Educational Development (GED) certificate 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 General Educational Development (GED) certificate;

(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;

(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]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 807—Driving Privileges and Identification Cards, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors807.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.