Status Update - Spring Drivers Ed
April 8, 2020
We have received guidance from the New York State Education Department and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles as to how our school should proceed with the spring 2020 Drivers Education Program.
According to the NYS DTSE Guidelines, driver’s education courses must provide each student with a minimum of 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of driving instruction (six hours behind-the-wheel, six hours in-car observation, and 12 hours of additional driving instruction) in order to obtain an MV-285 Certificate of Completion of Driver Education Course.
At this time, students have not met the mandatory classroom minimums mandated by the state.
Below are two possible scenarios available to students:
- If school were to re-open Wednesday, April 29, Drivers Education will resume at that point and run continuously until students complete the program requirements.
- If long-term school closures continue, or if schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, students would be permitted to complete the program over the summer or to have their registration transferred to the fall 2020 semester.
Director, Chappaqua Continuing Education