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Driver Education

 

NYS Approved Driver Education

Clarence Community Education offers a New York State-approved Driver Education program for Clarence students. According to NYS law, to be eligible to participate, all students must be 16 years old on or before the first day of class and possess a valid NYS Driver's Permit or License. Successful completion of the course assures the student of an MV-278 Pre-licensing Certificate and an MV-285 Certificate of Completion enabling the student to drive at night at 17 years of age and obtain a discount on auto insurance.  Some insurance companies do not accept the MV-285, so please check with your insurance agent before signing up for Driver Ed. There is no school credit for Driver Education. 
 

UPDATED: May 10, 2024

 

SUMMER DRIVER EDUCATION SESSION 2024 

CALENDAR SUMMARY:

Classes begin on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, and end on Thursday, July 25, 2024. Due to Holiday on Thursday, July 4th , instruction is rescheduled to Friday, July 5th . Make-up instruction days are Friday, July 26th  and Monday, July 29th, if needed. The program runs for 4 weeks from 7:00 AM -10:05 AM each day. Both classroom and driving instruction are held every day, in-person.

(See Calendar pdf on this webpage for more detail).

ATTENDANCE:

Please note: The attendance policy is VERY STRICT- students absent from more than 2 instructions will be dropped from the course with no refund. 

ALL ABSENCES, REGARDLESS OF REASON, MUST BE MADE UP DURING ASSIGNED MAKE-UP DAYS TO MEET THE NYS EDUCATION CLASS TIME REQUIREMENTS

REGISTRATION ENROLLMENT:

Registration OPENS on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

The registration form will be posted near the bottom of this web page.

Forms may be mailed, emailed or brought to High School Main Office.**

The DEADLINE for registration is Friday, June 14, 2024.

Please note that enrollment is on a first-come first-serve basis.

 If spots fill before the registration deadline, you will be placed on a cancellation list. Students who turn 16 after June 14th but before July 2nd are still able to register; however, a copy of their permit MUST be given to the Driver Ed secretary BEFORE the first day of class or you will be dropped from the course.  This is a NY State Education LAW! 

COST:

The cost of the program and acceptable forms of payment are:

1.     $670.00- CHECK made payable to: “CLARENCE CENTRAL SCHOOLS”

or

2.    $698.14- VISA/MASTERCARD (price includes credit card service fees).

Payment is due during registration and will be processed after the first day of class.

Any discrepancy in payment may delay certificate receipt.

 

QUESTIONS regarding Clarence Driver Education Program? 

Send an email to: IPeterson@clarenceschools.org

 

All other general questions: Please contact NYS DMV or see information at the bottom of this page.

Information and registration for the FALL Driver Education session will be available in early August 2024. Please check here for updates.

-Registration forms should be filled out LEGIBLY.

-Include payment AND Copy of the Student’s Leaner’s Permit or Driver’s License.

-Payment will be processed after the first day of class.  

-Final calendar and group vehicle assignments will be emailed to parents a few days     prior to the first day of class.

 -Students who successfully complete Driver Education will receive the MV-285  certificate by mail.

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The NYS Department of Motor Vehicles web page is a very valuable resource for information regarding permits, junior licenses, road tests, etc.  The address is https://dmv.ny.gov/

Effective November 1, 2009, for all drivers: it is illegal to text or use any portable electronic device while the vehicle is in motion.

FYI: ARE YOU READY TO SCHEDULE YOUR ROAD TEST?  You must have:

1) Valid NYS learner permit - new law effective 2/22/10 requires that a junior permit be held for at least 6 months before a junior or senior license will be issued.

2) Valid Pre-licensing Course Certificate (MV278) or Valid Driver Education Certificate (MV285).  Both of these certificates are given to each student in Driver Ed who passes the course.  The MV278 is given out 1/2 way through the course by the classroom teacher after meeting curriculum requirements.  The MV285 is mailed home after successful completion of the course.

See the NYS Motor Vehicles' web page for more information https://dmv.ny.gov/driver-license/schedule-and-take-road-test