Driver's Education

2019 Summer Driver’s Education Program

 

Enrollment:  

The enrollment deadline is May 17, 2019.  Class enrollment may be limited with priority given to incoming seniors, juniors, and sophomores respectively.  Every effort will be made to guarantee upperclassmen a spot in the class. In case of high enrollment, the lottery system may be used to fill the remaining slots with incoming freshman.


Eligibility:

All students residing in the USD #376 district who are 14 years old before June 3, 2019 will be eligible to enroll.  


Class Dates:

The course is required to meet for 30 classroom hours.  The Classroom Sessions will run June 3-12 as follows. You must attend every class.


June 3-7   8:00-12:00

June 10-12 8:00-11:00  


Classes will meet at Sterling Grade School unless otherwise announced.  Lunch will be available following class.  Assigned driving groups will drive as scheduled.


Driving Schedule:

Driving Schedules will be determined by the enrollment and will be made available on or before June 3rd.  Students enrolled should plan to be available to drive for one week in June or July depending upon their assigned driving group.  Driving groups will begin June 3rd.


Each student will receive a minimum of 3 hours of individual instructional driving.

Each student must pass all of the driving competencies to pass the class.  If more driving is needed extra time may be provided to work on driving skills.


Attendance:

In order to meet state requirements for this program, attendance is mandatory.  Students are not allowed to miss a class.  Three tardies will result in dismissal from the class.  Students who are absent or tardy and are unable to meet the attendance requirements will be dropped from the class.  Students must pass the classroom competencies by June 12th.  Refunds will not be given for students that are dropped from the class.


Behavior:

Driving is a very serious responsibility, not a right.  Students will be responsible for appropriate conduct and may be removed from the program for disruptive, inappropriate, or dangerous behavior.  The instructor will determine if a student may continue in the course and under what conditions. Refunds will not be given for students removed from the class.


Grading:

No student will be eligible for credit unless that student successfully completes each instructional objective both in the classroom and behind the wheel.  Each student will receive a letter grade following the scale that has been established by the Board of Education. Both portions, classroom and behind the wheel, must be passed for the student to receive credit for the course.  There is no test out procedure. Students who pass the course will receive 1/4 unit of credit from Sterling High School and will receive an endorsement signed by the certified instructor to apply for their Restricted Driving License or Driving License.

Cost: The cost of the course is $104. This fee is due in the office by May 21, 2019.  Failure to make payment by that date may result in the loss of your class reservation.  Make checks payable to Sterling High School. This covers application fees, gas, insurance, etc.  This fee is non-refundable after June 3, 2019.


Graduated Driver’s License Provisions

(HB 2143)

*Effective 01/01/2010

These guidelines are intended for general purposes only, and are not intended to provide information on all provisions of the Kansas Graduated Driver’s License Law. Persons may consult the Kansas Department of Revenue (785-296-3963) for a complete reading of the Kansas Graduated Driver’s License Law.

Instruction Permit


o Minimum age 14; Expires in one year; May be renewed


o If under age 16, must have written application of parent/guardian


o Must pass vision and written examinations


o Must be accompanied by adult (at least age 21) in front seat who holds a valid driver’s license with at least one year of driving experience


o NO person except supervising driver can be in front seat


o NO wireless communication device while driving except to report illegal activity or to summon emergency help


Restricted License


o Minimum Age 15


o Issued only with written application of parent/guardian


o Must have held instruction permit for at least one year and completed at least 25 hours of supervised driving


o Must successfully complete approved Driver Education course (not required if applying at age 16)


If under age 16, may drive at any time:


to/from or in connection with any job, employment or farm-related work


over the most direct and accessible route between home and school for the purpose of attendance


when accompanied by an adult (at least age 21) in front seat who holds a valid driver’s license


During this time:


must complete additional 25 hours of supervised driving (10 of the 50 hours total must be at night)


NO non-sibling minor passengers are allowed


NO wireless communication device while driving except to report illegal activity or to summon emergency help


If over age 16, first 6 months, may drive at any time:


From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.


To/from or in connection with any job, employment or farm-related work


To/from authorized school activities


When accompanied by an adult (at least age 21) in front seat who holds a valid driver’s license


During this time:


One non-immediate family member minor passenger (less than 18 years old) is allowed


NO wireless communication device while driving except to report illegal activity or to summon emergency help


Minimum age 16 ½


No restrictions if all prior requirements have been met and no infractions have occurred in the previous 6 months.


Full (Unrestricted) License


o Age 17 – if first time applicant, not including instruction permit


o Must pass vision, written, and driving exams


o Must provide proof of age and identification


o Signed affidavit of parent or guardian, stating applicant has completed at least 50 hours of adult (at least age 21) supervised driving with at least 10 of those hours being at night.


Farm Permit


o Minimum age 14


o Must reside on a farm (parcel of land larger than 20 acres used in agricultural operations), or be employed for compensation on a farm


o Issued only with written application of parent/guardian


o Must pass vision, written and driving examinations


If under age 16, may drive at any time:


to/from or in connection with any farm job, employment or other farm-related work


over the most direct and accessible route between home and school for the purpose of attendance


when accompanied by an adult (at least age 21)who holds a valid driver’s license


NO non-sibling minor passengers are allowed


NO wireless communication device while driving except to report illegal activity or to summon emergency help


Prior to age 16, must provide signed affidavit attesting to completion of at least 50 hours of supervised driving, with at least 10 of those hours being at night.


If over age 16, first 6 months, may drive at any time:


From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.


to/from or in connection with any farm job, employment or other farm-related work


to/from authorized school activities


when accompanied by an adult (at least age 21)who holds a valid driver’s license


One non-immediate family member minor passenger (less than 18 years old) is allowed


NO wireless communication device while driving except to report illegal activity or to summon emergency help


Minimum age 16 ½


No restrictions if all prior requirements have been met and no infractions have occurred in the previous 6 months


Motorcycle License


o Same restrictions as above


o Must be accompanied by an adult (at least age 21) who holds a valid class M driver’s license


o Supervising rider must be operating a motorcycle in the general proximity of the licensee


Revocations/Suspensions


o Restricted driver’s license shall be suspended for any violation of restrictions


o License shall be suspended if involved in two or more accidents chargeable to the licensee – not reinstated for one year


o Under age 16 and convicted of two or more moving traffic violations committed on separate occasions shall not be eligible to receive full (unrestricted) license until age 17


o Under age 17 (at least 16) and convicted of two or more moving traffic violations committed on separate occasions shall not be eligible to receive full (unrestricted) license until age 18 +


“Grandfather Clause”

*Sec. 9. K.S.A. 8-297 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-297. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this act, any person who held any valid restricted class C or class M driver’s license, instruction permit, restricted instruction permit or farm permit on the effective date of this act may continue to operate motor vehicles subject to the conditions, limitations and restrictions contained in KSA 8-237, 8-239 and 8-296, and amendments thereto, as in effect on December 31, 2009.

Penalties

Sec. 7. K.S.A. 8-291 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-291. (a) It is a misdemeanor for any person to operate a motor vehicle in violation of the restrictions on any driver’s license or permit imposed pursuant to any statute.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c):

(1) Any person guilty of violating this section, upon the first conviction, shall be fined not to exceed $250, and the court shall suspend such person’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle for not less than 30 days and not more than two years.

(2) Any person guilty of violating this section, upon a second or subsequent conviction, shall be fined not to exceed $500, and the court shall suspend such person’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle for not less than 90 days and not more than two years.

Any person guilty of violating this section, for violating restrictions on a driver’s license or permit imposed pursuant to K.S.A. 8-237, 8-296, section 1 or section 2, and amendments thereto:

(1) Upon first conviction, the court shall suspend such person’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle for 30 days;

(2) Upon a second conviction, the court shall suspend such person’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle for 90 days; and

(3) Upon a third or subsequent conviction, the court shall suspend such person’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle for one year.

(d) Nothing in this section shall limit a court in imposing penalties, conditions or restrictions authorized by any other statute arising from the same occurrence in addition to penalties and suspensions imposed under this section.



SUMMER 2019 CLASS AND DRIVING SCHEDULE


CLASSROOM

May 29-June 1 Class 8:00-3:30

(Mr. Riffel)


DRIVING TIMES

June 4-8 Group 1 7:30-9:30

(Mr. Paden) Group 2 9:30-11:30

Group 3 11:30-1:30

Group 4 1:30-3:30


June 11-15 Group 5 7:30-9:30

(Mr. Riffel) Group 6 9:30-11:30

Group 7 11:30-1:30

Group 8 1:30-3:30


June 18-22 Group 9 7:30-9:30

(Mr. Paden) Group 10 9:30-11:30

Group 11 11:30-1:30

Group 12 1:30-3:30

June 25-29 Group 13 8:00-10:00

(Mr. Riffel) Group 14 10:00-12:00

Group 15 12:00-2:00


Extra Driving as Needed