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Driver's Ed Information

 

Drivers Education Class 2020

 

The East Mills Drivers Education class will start on May 11th and will be following the temporary restrictions/changes below:

 

The Iowa Department of Transportation Driver & Identification Services will allow approved school districts and driver education programs to teach “in classroom” traffic education through distance learning during the mandatory school closures because of COVID-19. This approval will only be on a temporary basis until classes resume safely in person.  WE WILL BE USING GOOGLE HANGOUT FOR THIS

Behind-the-wheel laboratory may be done virtually during this time. Behind-the-wheel instruction must continue to be done in accordance with Iowa Administrative Code

Here are the recommendations:

Driver Education vehicles are to be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis.

Concurrently, all students and teachers who are in behind-the-wheel driving situations should be asked a series of questions before each session.

 

  • Do you have a fever of 100.4 or above?

  • Have you traveled outside the State of Iowa in the last two weeks?

  • Do you have a runny nose, cough or sore throat?

  • Have you been in personal contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19?

 

If any questions are answered yes, we do not recommend continuing the session. To protect all involved, this will help evaluate their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

 

Following the above temporary restriction/changes above here is the class information: 

 

Start dates:  May 11th -June?? 

 

Classroom Dates: May 11,12,13,14,15,18,19,20,21,22,26,27,28,29,30

Drive Dates: These will be assigned after class starts.  This is directly affected by the number of students enrolled. 

Location: GOOGLE HANGOUT

Weekday class hours 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Weekend class hours 8:00 am-10:00pm

Make up Date (if needed): June 1st  8:00 pm-10:00 pm

 

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REQUIRE EACH STUDENT TO HAVE:

  • 30 classroom hours including:

    •  Minimum of four hours of instruction concerning substance abuse

    • A minimum of twenty minutes of instruction concerning railroad crossing safety

    • Instruction relating to becoming an organ donor under the revised uniform anatomical gift Act as provided in chapter 142C

    • Instruction providing awareness about sharing the road with bicycles and motorcycles.

  • 6 hours behind the wheel

 

IN ADDITION TO THE DOT REQUIREMENT EACH STUDENT NEED TO KEEP A LOG SHEET AND COMPLETE 20 HOURS OF DRIVING WITH PARENT/GUARDIAN (2 HOURS AT NIGHT). THIS LOG SHEET NEEDS TO BE SIGNED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN AND TURNED IN BEFORE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETING DRIVER'S EDUCATION WILL BE ISSUED.

 

 CLASSROOM POLICIES:

  • Classroom and Drive dates are mandatory.

  • Be on time for the start of class.

  • 3 times tardy will count for the one classroom absences.  Any tardies missed above this will result in being removed from this class and having to retake the class.

  • ONE classroom session may be missed, BUT IT IS REQUIRED TO BE MADE UP.  Any classroom time missed above this will result in being removed from this class and having to retake the course.

  • Once the drive times are assigned, it will be the students responsibility to switch a drive time if they have a conflict and notify the instructor of this change. The Instructor will help and try to change a drive date while classroom sessions are still taking place(this does not include the make up date).  

  • No drive times may be missed.  If this happens it will result in failing the course..

 

GRADING:

  • Final Grade will be a combination of the classroom work and driving labs. 

  • Each portion must be passed with a 70% or higher to be issued a certificate of completion.

  • Classroom work will be a combination of quizzes, homework assignments, any written assignments and class participation.  

  • Classwork MUST BE TURNED IN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DAY IT IS DUE! If you are absent when an assignment is issued it is your responsibility to get the make up work from the instructor and turn it in by the beginning of the next class.  Any assignment not turned in by the due date will result in a zero for that assignment. 

  • The driving labs grades will be assessed by the type of driving and or skills being tested for the day. 

 

Financial Obligation:

  • ALL FEES FOR THE CLASS MUST BE PAID IN FULL

  • DUE BY MONDAY MAY 11TH BY NOON.

  • PRICES:

IN DISTRICT: $345.00

OUT OF DISTRICT: $420.00

REDUCED LUNCH $135.00            

FREE LUNCH $0.00

 

THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS  AFTER THE FIRST CLASS STARTS !!!


To make payment and get the text book Ms. Jen will be available at the high school the following days:

Thursday April 30 9:00-12:00

Monday May 4th  9:00-12:00

Monday May 11th 9:00-12:00   


If online payment is preferred please email Ms. Jen and she will help you take care of this.  jshaw@emschools.org

****Once we have received payment and a copy of the student's driving permit, they are on the list for the class.*****