IGAJ - Driver Education

File:  IGAJ





            A program of driver education in the safe operation of motor vehicles and knowledge of rules, regulations and laws shall be offered in the high schools.  The program shall consist of classroom training and "behind the wheel training."  The School Board shall establish fees that do not exceed the limit established by the State Department of Education, for the "behind the wheel" portion of the program.  The School Board may also request approval from the Board of Education to assess a surcharge to recover program costs that exceed state funding.  The School Board may waive the fee or surcharge in whole or in part for those students it determines cannot pay the fee or surcharge.  The program shall include instruction concerning alcohol and drug abuse, aggressive driving, motorcycle awareness, distracted driving and organ and tissue donor awareness. 


            No student shall be permitted to operate a motor vehicle without a learner's permit or a license. Necessary certification of students' academic standing and compliance with compulsory attendance laws shall be provided by the administration to the Department of Motor Vehicles upon request, in accordance with state law.


            At the beginning of each school year and thereafter as necessary, the Superintendent shall report to the Department of Motor Vehicles the name and driver’s license number of all persons providing instruction in driver education for the school division.


Adopted:        11/24/03; 06/28/07





Legal Refs:           Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, sections 22.1‑204; 22.1‑205; 46.2‑335,

46.2-325, 46.3-334, 46.2-340.


                                8 VAC 20-340-10.


Cross Ref.:            JN           Student Fees, Fines, and Charges



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