Driver education course to be offered in Vermillion

Driver education course to be offered in Vermillion The Vermillion School District will offer a driver education course this summer. The class will consist of 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind-the-wheel driving experience.

Session I is scheduled for May 30, 31, and June 5, 6, and 7. Session II is scheduled for June 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. Classroom hours will be 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The classes will be taught by Leo Keiser who has taught driver education for the past 23 years, including the last nine in Vermillion.

Students who complete the classroom portion of the program with a grade of 80 percent or better and successfully complete the driving portion will be certified by the instructor to skip the written test and driving test when the student applies for the South Dakota drivers license or permit.

The total cost for the class will be $175 with a deposit of $50 payable to the Vermillion School District. High school students must pay their deposit to the high school office by May 5. Middle school students must pay their deposit to the middle school office by May 12.

A total of 60 students will have the opportunity to take driver education. Secondary students will have first priority. Middle school students will be placed in available spots after May 5. Students qualifying for driver education will be notified by May 12.

The $125 balance must be paid on the first day of class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the high school office at 677-7035.

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