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Driver Education & Safety (Red Cross) Classes:

Driver Education & Safety (Red Cross) Classes:



Safety Education (Red Cross) 

The safety portion (Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid training) of driver's education began on Monday October. 28th.  There is an $8 face piece and breathing barrier fee.  If possible, we would like the money turned in by Friday, Nov. 1st.  If your son or daughter would like their Red Cross certificates an additional $5 will be collected before winter break, after they have passed the requirements. This is at a VERY discounted price for certification!   All monies will be collect in class.


Behind the Wheel Information

Please continue to allow students with a valid driving permit to gain driving hours outside of school. It helps develop their skills and makes them more confident in the driver seat!  Here is a link to the 50-hour log sheet that these hours are to be recorded on:


Attention Parents/Guardians: Students that take Driver's Education at a private facility can still take the classroom portion at PNHS.  We cover motorcycle safety, train safety, distracted driving simulation and First Aid/CPR/AED Red Cross 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 

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Department Chair- Lynette Bayer



John Darlington -Classroom instrustor, BTW instructor

Jim Walter -Classroom instrustor, BTW instructor

Jim Farber -BTW instructor

Tina Sunderland- Classroom instructor, BTW instructor

Bob Boryca- BTW instructor

John Kaufman- BTW instructor

Amanda Retzer- 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.