Driver Education

“Our driver education program has been recognized by the state of Minnesota for excellence."

~ Mary Rostedt, Driver Education Classroom Instructor

Driver Education is one of the most important courses that your son or daughter will enroll in. The aim and intent of this course is to develop a safe and skillful driver, able to cope with present and future traffic situations. Only your son or daughter can determine the degree to which this knowledge will be applied.

Our program is very comprehensive and is taught by the following professional teachers: Hannah Holt, Stacy Busta, Stacy Haugen-McAllister, Glenn Rosentreter, Mary Rostedt, Carl Selvig, and Sheri Siira. All instructors have State of Minnesota Driver Education Licensure.

Driver Education phases

PHASE 1: Classroom Instruction. Students must be 15 years old before or during classroom instruction. Classes are taught in the months of March, June, August, and November. Please contact Community Education concerning specific dates and times.

PHASE 2: Street Instruction using city streets, rural highways, gravel roads, and Interstate 94. This phase begins AFTER classroom is complete AND permit test is passed AND Driver Education staff receives a copy of the student’s permit (yellow form or instruction permit card). After your child earns his or her permit, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you take time to ride with him or her so each behind-the-wheel lesson is reinforced.

Each student is required to successfully complete each phase of instruction, then pass the final classroom and street exams before they will be certified as meeting our standards for Driver Education. Students must attend all class periods. Upon course completion, one pass/fail credit will be added to the student’s Fergus Falls Senior High School transcript.

FEES

The driver education fee of $275 represents the cost for both phases of our Driver Education program.

Make checks payable to: ISD 544.

Registration form and payment may be dropped off or mailed to:

Community Education

340 Friberg Ave.

Fergus Falls, MN 56537

To register and pay by credit card, go to our School Store. This is a secure website. PLEASE NOTE: If you register online, to complete the registration process, you must stop by the Community Education office to complete and sign a registration/parental consent form for the class.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Location: Community Education – Roosevelt Education Center

October/November, 2017 Class Schedule (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday):

Class #6500-F17 (THIS CLASS IS FULL):

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - October 30, 31, November 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14 - 2017
  • 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

March, 2018 - We are in the process of determining the dates for this class. Please contact Community Education to get your child's name on the list.

If you have questions, please contact Community Education at 218-998-0544, ext. 9200 or stop by the office located in the Roosevelt Education Center, 340 Friberg Avenue, Fergus Falls.

Behind-the-Wheel Training: Signup for behind-the-wheel training is now closed for the rest of the year. Please contact Community Education to get your child's name on a waiting list. We will contact you in the Spring when we have finalized setup for another session of behind-the-wheel.

point of impact - TEEN DRIVER SAFETY PARENT AWARENESS PROGRAM

On May 16, 2014, Governor Mark Dayton signed the 2014 Enhanced Graduated Driver Licensing Legislation requiring Driver Education programs to provide a supplemental parent curriculum 90 minutes in length. This program is taught by a Driver Education instructor and provides information concerning the following:

  • Graduated driver licensing;
  • Safety risks associated with novice drivers; and
  • Potential influence of adults and the steps they can take to reduce teen crashes.

Upon completion, a Certificate of Completion will be issued to parents to be turned in at the exam station when your child takes their behind-the-wheel road test.

If your child has recently taken or will be enrolled in Driver Education, please plan on attending and pre-register at Community Education for one of the following sessions AT NO CHARGE:

  • Monday, November 27, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m - Kennedy Secondary School Auditorium
  • Monday, May 7, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Kennedy Secondary School Auditorium