Driver education starts in June

The Driver Education program at the high school is scheduled to begin the first week following the end of the school year.

This year, the classroom phase will again span over a four week period which will include June 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, and 25-29.  Students will be required to attend all classroom sessions. Driving will be scheduled throughout June, July, and if necessary, August.

In order to participate, the student must turn 15 on or before Dec. 1, 2012 and have plans to be enrolled at CHS for the upcoming school year or lives within the Conrad Schools geographic jurisdiction.

Out of district students will only be accepted if room allows.  A certified birth certificate, social security card and completed license application should be brought to the first class session.

There is a fee for the program which must be paid to Conrad School District #10 prior to the start of the course.

Students will be required to attend all classroom sessions, complete the required behind the wheel driving lessons and complete the related observation time, for a total of at least 60 hours.  Students must pass both the classroom and driving portion of the course with at least an 80 percent (B- average) in order for his/her name to be submitted to the licensing bureau.

A special parent meeting is scheduled for May 7.  Meeting time is 7 p.m. in the high school commons.  Parent(s) are required to attend the session in order for the student to be officially enrolled.

The Session will last approximately one hour. The purpose of the meeting will be to explain how the program will be administered and the role of the parent(s) in the traffic education process.

Parent involvement requirements and the Graduated Driver Licensing Program will also be reviewed.

Parents are encouraged to discuss the course with their son/daughter to determine if the course and related work is something they are ready for and that their personal schedule allows them to commit the time necessary for the course.

Students who currently struggle with regular school work will find this class very demanding.  Statistics show that in many cases it is better to delay training and licensing until the student is more mature.  This leads to more success in the education process and ultimately in safer driving habits.

Instructors for this year will be Jim Carroll and Phil Springer.  For any additional information, contact instructor Jim Carroll at the high school at 278-3285.