FILE:  IDDE

 

STUDENT DRIVER TRAINING

 

 

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board shall provide the facilities and the personnel necessary for a driver training program if funds are available.

 

The program shall consist of a course of not less than eight (8) hours of actual driving experience and thirty (30) hours of classroom instruction.  The program shall be designed to acquaint students to the safety precautions and hazards related to highway transportation.  Children who are fifteen (15) years of age or older are eligible to participate in the driver education program.  In addition, children who are in at least the ninth (9th) grade and are within ninety (90) days of their fifteenth (15th) birthday may participate in the classroom instruction component of the program.

 

The objectives of the Driver Training Program are:

 

  1. To develop in each student a validated and usable system of values about traffic related matters.
     

  2. To develop in each student the proper values and attitudes toward safe driving.
     

  3. To develop in each student enough responsibility to make the student examine his/her ideas and behavior and to decide what he/she wants.
     

  4. To develop in each student a strong sense of personal and social responsibility for the common welfare, particularly as it is affected by the operation of motor vehicles.
     

  5. To develop in each student pride in maintaining high standards of performance in the operation of motor vehicles.
     

  6. To develop in each student safe, efficient and enjoyable use of equipment and environment, especially of motor vehicles and highways.
     

  7. To develop in each student effective habits of cooperation in meeting problems concerned with the use of motor vehicles and highways.
     

  8. To develop in each student the knowledge for useful vocations suitable to their aptitudes.
     

  9. To develop in each student the ability to become good drivers and good pedestrians who are good citizens of our modern, mechanized society.

 

COST

 

A fee for driver training may be assessed the student in an amount approved by the Board.  Factors such as instructor salary and benefits, vehicle charges such as insurance, fuel, and lease payments shall be considered when determining adequate fees to charge.

 

Adopted:  December 7, 1976

Revised:  August, 1984

Revised:  December, 2009

 

 

Ref:     Board minutes, 2-25-10

 

Pointe Coupee Parish School Board