Verification of Enrollment (For Obtaining a Driver's License)
Driver License Attendance Verification
For a student between the ages of 16 and 18 to obtain a driver license, written parental permission must be provided for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to access the student’s attendance records and, in certain circumstances, for a school administrator to provide the student’s attendance information to DPS. A Verification of Enrollment (VOE) form, which the student will need to submit to DPS upon application for a driver license, can be requested online and picked up from the office 24 hours late
In order for a student to obtain a Verification of Enrollment and Attendance Form (VOE Form) to obtain a driver's license, the student must be in attendance for 90% of the days the class was offered in the previous semester. For example, if the student is seeking a VOE Form for the Spring, issuance of the form will be based on attendance of each class in the previous fall semester.
Requirement to receive a VOE Form to obtain a driver's license are as follows:
- Any student who was in attendance 90% of the days the class was offered in the previous semester will be eligible to receive a VOE Form.
- Any student who has passed all classes and has not exceeded 20 total class periods above the 90% criteria set by the state may be allowed to make up the periods missed to clear the excess absences will be eligible to receive a VOE Form.
- Any student who fails at least one course and has not attended that class 90 % of the days the class was offered will not be eligible to receive a VOE Form
- Any student who has exceeded the maximum of 20 class absences above the 90% criteria set by the state will not be allowed to make up the excess class absences and will not be eligible to receive a VOE Form.
TEA Policy States:
19 TAC, Subchapter C. - 61.43 Absences - a student must be in attendance 90 percent of the days the class is offered. If a student has absences that the district recognizes as excused or as an extenuating circumstance and the student satisfactorily makes up work missed, the student shall be considered in attendance for the purpose of computing compulsory attendance and for the driver's license eligibility.