The Olathe Public Schools offer state-approved driver's education courses that meet either in an after-school or summer school format. The program emphasizes defensive driving and the social responsibility of driving. Successful completion of this course, plus additional driving experience, will enable students to obtain a Kansas driver's license if they are 16 years old, or a restricted license if they are 15 years old, once all requirements are met. The driver's education information line is (913) 780-7208.
Classes will be offered in June and July. The emphasis is on defensive drving and the social responsibilities of driving. Successful completion of this course enables the student to procure a Kansas drivers license (16-year-old) or a restricted license (15-year-old). Those age 14 may only obtain an instructional permit. Students must have turned 14 by Jan. 1.
Fees are $225 and each session equals one-half practical arts credit. Students outside the district may sign up for the program only if space is available after the deadline in May, for a cost of $265.
Driver's Education is offered in the summer at Olathe East, Olathe North and Olathe South high schools. The first session will be May 28-June 24, and the second session is June 25-July 25. Twelve hours of driving experience and 34 hours of classroom instruction are included in each session. Students must have turned 14 by Jan. 1, 2013 to apply for the summer program. Enrollment packets will be available at each middle and high school by Monday, March 26, and applications are due by Tuesday, April 16. For more information, call Kraig Taylor at (913) 780-7125 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Jones, email@example.com.