Students and Families,
Due to the high interest in our driver's education program (La Grande Drives!) we are discontinuing the practice of maintaining a waiting list. Instead we will advertise the upcoming sessions and when registration is open. Seats will be awarded based on the time stamp on a completed Driver's Ed registration form, proof of driver's permit, and paid fees. Subsequent sessions will operate in the same fashion.
Session: Spring 2024
March 5, 12, 19 (6:00pm to 9:00pm)
March 25-29 (Spring Break - NO class this week. Drive only if students and instructors are available to complete Drive #1)
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (6:00pm to 9:00pm)
May 7, 14 (6:00pm to 9:00pm)
3 hours per class (May 21st is a make-up class only if necessary)
Behind the Wheel drive / observation times will be scheduled at the first class with parent/guardian
ODOT Requires 6 hours drive time AND 6 hours observing with ODOT Certified Instructor
Student must have a valid Oregon Driver's Permit - Please bring to March 5th meeting
Mandatory parent orientation March 5th 5:30pm
Students are only allowed to miss one class
Students must attend all scheduled drives/observations
$300 fee paid by cash, debit, or credit card. No checks. (Fee must be paid in full at first full session)
$500 fee for students with driver's license or 18 or older. (Students in these situations do not qualify for ODOT scholarship of $210 or the DMV drive test waiver.
No refunds once students attend 2nd class
Discount for students on Free/Reduced lunch of $75 but participants must bring Free/Reduced Lunch Notification Letter from your student's district as proof of status to first class to receive a discount. Failure to bring a letter to the first session will result in a $300 fee for the program.
Successful completion reduces supervised driving time with parent/guardian by 50 hours for license.
Successful completion means you WILL NOT be required to take the Oregon DMV driver test to get your license as long as you are under the age of 18.
Teens who complete an approved driver’s education course save about 15% annually on their car insurance.
For more information and benefits go to www.whydrivewithed.com.