Attention: Students that take Driver Education at a private facility can still take the course here at PNHS. We cover motorcycle safety, train safety, distracted drivng simulation and all the SAFETY/FIRST AID certification. The students will NOT be charged the $300 BTW fee, that is only for the behind the wheel instruction.
Questions, please email Lynette Bayer at firstname.lastname@example.org
First semester students that have not complete their BTW instructional hours, are being contacted by birtdate order. It is helpful if they have if 20 hours or more with a parent/guardian (do not forget to log it on the 50 hour log sheet!). It is imperative that parents/guardians get the students out practicing and comfortable in the vehicle for this process to run smoothly. We have instructors that are completing these lessons before school at 5:30am and after school. There is more avalaliblity for the morning time slot, which is a great way to get the 12 BTW lessons done quicker.
Department Chair- Lynette Bayer
John Darlington -classroom instrustor, BTW instructor
George Marlin -classroom instrustor, BTW instructor
Jim Walter -classroom instrustor, BTW instructor
Jim Farber -BTW instructor
Tina Sunderland- BTW instructor
Bob Boryca- BTW instructor
John Kaufman- BTW instructor
Brad Klett- BTW instructor
Amanda Viece- BTW instructor
Why should you take driver education at Plainfield North?
Myth: If you take driver education at a private facility, you will get more practice time.
Fact: You will get 6 hours (12 lessons) of Behind the Wheel time taking driver education at PNHS. The state then requires 50 hours of BTW with a parent/guardian. This is the same for both locations. At PNHS we cover motorcycle safety and train safety. Our course also covers Safety/First Aid/AED training. Students can get their CPR/AED certification through our course at PNHS
Myth: Private facilities have teachers who are more experienced at teaching driving.
Fact: At PNHS our teachers are very experienced. They either teach the driver education classroom portion or behind the wheel year round. Many of our teachers also drive extra before/after school, on school breaks, and during the summer. We also provide motorcycle safety and train safety education during the classroom portion of Driver Education.
Myth: The cost of attending driver education at a private facility is the same as at PNHS.
Fact: The cost of attending driver education at a private facility is more expensive than at PNHS. PNHS cost is $300 and a $20 permit fee- which goes to the State of Illinois.
Other possible benefits: No extra trips to the DMV, less driving and scheduling time for driving school (it is all right here at the school you are already at), Information delivered over a longer period of time and in more depth- hopefully developing a more experienced driver.
The real question to ask is:
Why wouldn’t you take driver education at PNHS?
If you have questions, contact someone in the Physical Education/Driver Education office.