DATE: March 14, 2017
TO: Parents of Driver Education Students
FROM: Brian Field, Superintendent; Dustin Degen, 6-12 Principal; Jerry Carda, DRED Teacher
TOPIC: Summer Driver Education Program 2017
The Beresford School District will be offering Driver Education to students who are within 6 months of their 14th birthday. Therefore, any students born on or before November 30, 2003 for session one and December 5, 2003 for session two will be eligible for Driver Education this summer at Beresford High School. The cost for enrollment in Driver Education at Beresford High School is $225. Mr. Carda will teach both the classroom portion and behind-the-wheel instruction during sessions one and two. The schedule for Driver Education is as follows:
Students are required to complete 30 hours of classroom instruction. The 30 hours are mandated by the state so attendance is required for all five days during session 1 or session 2. Driver Education class will meet on the following days and times at the high school in Mr. Carda’s classroom #208.
Tuesday, May 30: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 1: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, June 2: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 3: 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. (make-up)
Monday, June 5: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 6: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 7: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 8: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, June 9: 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. (make-up)
Students will be in the car for approximately 18 hours, with at least 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. Driving time will be scheduled while students are in the classroom. When scheduling the driving portion, Mr. Carda will do his best to schedule around summer camps and family vacations.
Most insurance companies will offer a discount if a student completes and passes (60%) both the classroom and driving portions of Driver Education. Students who score an 80% or higher on their classroom portion will be
exempt from taking the South Dakota Department of Motor Vehicles written exam. Students who score an 80% or higher on their driving portion will be exempt from taking the South Dakota Department of Motor Vehicles driving exam. If a student does not pass the classroom portion, he/she will be ineligible for the driving portion.
In order to reserve a spot for your child in the Summer Driver Education program, a $75 non-refundable deposit is required. Please have your son/daughter return the attached form and a $75 non-refundable deposit to the office by Friday, March 31, 2017. The remaining balance of $150 must be paid on or before the first day of class on Tuesday, May 30 or Monday, June 5. Both checks should be written to Beresford Schools.
If you have any questions, please call Mr. Field at 763-4293; Mr. Degen at 763-2145; or Mr. Carda at 763-2145.
Brian Field Dustin Degen Jerry Carda
Superintendent 6-12 Principal DRED Teacher