OHS Driver Ed classes will now have more parental involvement. This will be accomplished through a "Parent Packet" and "Parent Class".
The Parent Packet - Look for it! On the first day of each classroom session, each student will be given a Parent Packet. It will contain all the information each parent will need to know to have their son/daughter go from Driver Ed classroom to obtaining a MN Drivers License. This Parent Packet must be read, signed, and returned by the end of classroom.
The Parent Class - There will now be a 1.5 hour long class for the parent of the new student driver. See the registration form for the date and time of this Parent class for each student classroom session. The Point of Impact curriculum, as provided by the MN Dept. of Public Safety, will be used. This class is not mandatory, but will result in fewer hours of required practice driving time. The class is only open to parents of students that are registered for Owatonna High School Driver Education.
The Parent Requirements - Effective January 1st, 2015, the MN Dept. of Public Safety must enforce a new state law. Any student that completes the 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel instruction after January 1st, 2015 must present to the MN examiners a driving log. The log sheet must show 40 hours of driving if you attended The Parent Class. It must show 50 hours if you did not attend the Parent Class. This log will be presented to the examiners and sent in with the provisional license application to the Dept. of Public Safety.