School Permit Information

How does my child get a school permit (minor school license) at BCLUW?

 

HOW DO I GET A MINOR SCHOOL LICENSE?

  • Must be at least 14 and a half years old.

  • Complete an Iowa-approved driver education course.

  • Have had an instruction permit and a clean driving record for at least six consecutive months immediately before applying for your school permit.

  • Once the above requirements are met, contact Ben Petty, Superintendent, to set up a brief meeting with the student and at least one parent to complete necessary paperwork and go over some "frequently asked questions" and rules pertaining to school permits.

 

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS LICENSE?

This license allows you to drive without adult supervision between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. for the following.

  • Drive from your home to your school(s) of enrollment or school sponsored activities using the most direct and accessible route. Activities must be at the school(s) you are enrolled in.

  • Drive to a school that is not your school of enrollment to participate in extracurricular activities. Activities must be in a contiguous (bordering) school district and must be held at a site, facility, or school designated for the activity under a sharing agreement between schools or conducted at a site or facility that the school district you are enrolled in has designated to accommodate extracurricular activities.

  • Drive to and from your home to the closest school bus stop.

  • Stop for fuel while on route or at the closest filling station off route.

You may also drive at any time with adult supervision. Adult supervision means your parent, guardian, custodian, an immediate family member at least 21 years of age, a driver education instructor, or a person at least 25 years of age with written permission from your parent, guardian, or custodian. The supervising adult must possess a valid driver’s license.

 

WHAT CAN'T I DO WITH THIS LICENSE

  • Use a cell phone, smartphone, tablet, or other electronic communication or entertainment device while driving.

  • Carry more than one minor passenger that is not a relative when driving without adult supervision. A relative means someone that is your brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister, or another minor living in your household.

  • Drive to a school that is not your school of enrollment to participate in extracurricular activities if the activities are not in a contiguous (bordering) school district and are not held at a site, facility, or school designated for the activity under a sharing agreement between schools or are not conducted at a site or facility that the school district you are enrolled in has designated to accommodate extracurricular activities.

  • Carry more passengers than the number of seat belts in your vehicle, even when driving with adult supervision.

 

HOW DO I ADVANCE TO THE NEXT STEP: AN INTERMEDIATE LICENSE?

  • Be at least 16 years old.

  • Hold an instruction permit (or instruction permit and minor school license) for a total of at least 12 months.

  • Maintain a clean driving record for at least six consecutive months immediately before applying for an intermediate license.

  • Your parent or guardian must provide written consent. Either in person at a driver’s license issuance site or complete the Parent’s/Guardian’s Written Consent Form (form 430018).

  • Complete 20 hours of supervised driving in addition to any driving you completed in driver’s education. At least two of those hours must be between sunset and sunrise.