Morrison High School is exploring the feasibility of offering both the Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) phases of Driver Education during Summer 2023. Provided that at least 12 students register and pay for the course by the Friday, April 14, 2023 registration deadline, the program will run from Monday, June 5 through Thursday, June 29, 2023 and will be priced at $295.00.
If sufficient interest exists, the classroom course will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday-Thursdays. No classroom or behind-the-wheel (BTW) driving sessions will be held on Fridays. The course will be open to students outside District #6 as well as those who live within District #6’s boundaries.
The BTW driving sessions will take place both before the course (from 7:30-9:30 a.m.) and after the course (from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.); students will be able to select BTW driving time slots that fit their schedules during a time-slot selection process on the first day of the course.
Since the Driver Ed vehicle is shared with staff members who attend conferences during the summer, some driving might continue into July and August, depending on vehicle availability.
Students who are at least age 15 will be able to complete the 30-hour classroom requirement, the 6-hour BTW driving requirement, and the 6-hour in-car observation requirement during the summer class. Students who are at least age 14 years and 6 months may enroll in the classroom phase; these students will be able to participate in BTW driving sessions later in the summer or during the Fall 2023 semester upon turning 15.
All classroom sessions will be held in-person at Morrison High School (unless a student is subject to quarantine). In cases of quarantine, remote instruction will be provided on a temporary basis until the quarantine period is complete.
Students will also need to pay a $20.00 instruction permit fee to the Illinois Secretary of State when they apply for their instruction permits. Please note that the $20.00 permit fee must be paid separately and should not be submitted when students register for the course. The instructor will provide further guidance once the course is underway regarding when parents and students should plan to pay the $20.00 permit fee.
Parents/guardians should contact Brian Bartoz, Social Studies & Driver Education Teacher, by e-mail at Brian.Bartoz@morrisonschools.org or by phone at (815) 772-4071 x 12106 to express their interest in placing a student on the tentative roster for the course. If at least 12 students have committed to registering, Mr. Bartoz will send registration forms via e-mail in April to parents/guardians who have expressed an interest in registering their students for the course.