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Driver Education

Driver Education

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 lbayer@psd202.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.     

 
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Department Chair- Lynette Bayer

 

Staff- 

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.