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Iowa dad drops challenge over eighth-grade driver

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted May 19 2014 10:12AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A father has dropped his challenge to an informal Saydel Community School District policy that barred his 15-year-old, eighth-grade son from driving to school.

Robert Stephenson said that because he had to hire an attorney, he decided to drop the matter. He says his son will become a ninth-grader and be eligible for a school district permit when the school year ends on May 27.

On May 9 a judge said Stephenson had to hire a lawyer because Iowa law generally bars parents who are not attorneys from acting as advocates for their children in court.

Iowa law says a student must be 14½ to get a school permit. But the law also lets districts to set their own rules on permits.

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Topics : EducationLaw_Crime
Location : Des MoinesIowa
05/19/2014 10:14AM
Iowa dad drops challenge over eighth-grade driver
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