Flagstaff Unified School District
Driver Education Program
Curriculum & Instruction Office
Christine Everett, Coordinator
May 27, 2020 MESSAGE: UPDATE
Thank you for your replies regarding options available for the current Driver Education parents. Your choices were received and notification to continue with the Classes in the Fall have been noted. You will be contacted to select your choice before I make the schedule available to the public. If you chose to complete the Behind The Wheel your choice was sent to the instructor that you had and they are in the process to call you and set up your driving time for your student to begin July 1, 2020. I will provide disposable seat covers and steering wheel covers to be used for each student driving. The car will also be disinfected after each student to provide safety during the COVID guidelines. It is required that each student wear a face mask as well as the instructor per guidelines. We all thank you for your patience during this time.
For those who selected to not continue and chose to have your tax credit registration fee transferred to your student's account for fees or clubs, the list was provided to the high schools.
If you chose to not resume with the program your name has been removed from the list. Remember, this is a tax credit payment so we hope you took advantage of claiming this on your AZ Income Tax liability.
As the Driver Education Program resumes in the 2020-2021 school year, we are planning to conduct in person classroom instruction or if needed we are planning on virtual classroom instruction. We will also continue to use proper PPE measures as we move forward. We want to enure your student's safety!
I will post the 2020-2021 Driver Education Schedule in late July. Please check back then.
COORDINATOR, DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM
PLEASE BE SAFE!
Driver Education Program is Certified by Arizona Department of Education and Arizona Department of Transportation/Motor Vehicle Division for participation in the Arizona High School Driver Education Program. Instructors are ADE Certified with the Driver Education Endorsement. All eligible high school students can participate. We are unable to provide services to adults or students that have graduated from high school. Please plan accordingly and make sure the eligible student finishes the Behind The Wheel driving time prior to turning 18 years of age. If student is 18 and a high school he/she can still participate in the program but the High School Driver Education Certificate cannot be issued. Once student is 18, the Certificate can not be issued per MVD policy.
Program consists of 36 hours: 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of Behind The Wheel driving time in our vehicles equipped with a front passenger brake. Please allow several weeks after the classroom portion is completed before the BTW is scheduled. Please read all the information provided on the registration form. Please choose a class that allows for plenty of time to complete the BTW. Registration fee is $400 and is Arizona Tax Credit eligible.
REMINDER FOR CLASSES OFFERED DURING THE WINTER SEASON: If regular school is cancelled due to inclement weather, the driver educatoin class will also be cancelled. If during the school day the weather turns bad and FUSD Administration cancels all after school activities, the driver educaion class will also be cancelled.