• Oyster Bay High School Driver Education Program

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    See updates from 6/2/20 in each section.

    1.  Spring 2020 Semester:

    Spring Driver Education Program update from our driving instruction vendor, East Meadow Driving School.  

    To all Students attending the 2020 Spring driver education program and their Parents; 

    We hope that everyone is healthy and safe during this time of crisis.

    Be assure that the Spring semester of Driver Education that was started at the beginning of February and suspended in mid-March, will be completed in its entirety. All students will receive full course credit for the time they have completed in the program as well as full financial credit. In other words, to complete the program you will not have to start all over again. 

    6/2 Update:  Since schools are closed for the summer: 

    All Spring programs that were interrupted will be completed in the Fall, starting Wednesday September 9th and finishing Tuesday November 24th. Students will adhere to their existing Spring schedule, but there may be some allowance for minimal schedule changes. In addition, instructors will have the ability to schedule extra classes (at the students convenience) in order to complete at least some of the program at an earlier date as well as to conduct make ups.

    Also be assure that the safety and health of the students is our priority. When the time comes, all necessary precautions will be taken to ensure a safe program.

    We have created an email address Obspring20@gmail.com so we can try and provide students & parents answers to questions they may have at this time.

    Anna LaRosa

    Office Manager

    East Meadow Driving School

     

    Click here for the 

    Spring 2020 Master Schedule

     

    **If schools are closed for any reason classes are also canceled.  

     

     2.  Summer 2020 

    6/2 update:  Due to the continued school closure we cannot offer a summer semester of driver education this year.

     

    3.  Fall 2020 Semester:  Updated 6/2/20

    6/2 update:  An accelerated Fall program can be conducted from Saturday November 28th, 2020  to Friday February 5th2021. Registration will open in early November. 

    This program will require students to attend twice a week (for both car & lecture). This will necessitate limiting the numbers of students in the program to fit capacity and be most likely restricted to those students that have flexible schedules. For example, students attending weekend classes will most likely have to have the ability to also attend a class during the week, and possibly vice versa.

     

    4.  Spring 2021 Semester:

    6/2 update:  Programs will commence on Monday, February 8, and run until mid-June.  Registration will open at the end of January.

     

    Any questions please call us at

    624-6540 or 624-6558

    Voice messages are being received remotely.

     

     

    Driver Education

     
    Program Coordinator: Mr. Kevin Trentowski (Director for P.E. and Health)
    email: ktrentowski@obenschools.org
    phone: (516)-624-6540
      
     
    DRIVING SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION:
    East Meadow Driving School
    2900 Hempstead Turnpike
    Levittown, NY 11756
    (516) 735-0217
     
     
    ABOUT THE COURSE:

    A complete, professionally taught Driver Education Course that will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the driving experience. These experiences will include “rules of the road,” traffic safety concerns, defensive driving, proper handling of a vehicle, driving in traffic, and problems of substance abuse as related to driving. Students must complete 24 hours of in-car instruction (6 hours behind the wheel/18 hours of observation) and 24 hours of classroom training and receive a passing grade of 65 or higher in each category. This course is not intended to bring a new driver to higher levels of driving performance without adequate practice time outside course hours. Furthermore, the course is not designed to spend more time than is required to cover the basic elements of the NY State road test.

     

    WHAT THE COURSE OFFERS:

    Students will receive an MV-285 (Course Completion Certificate) from the district three to four weeks after the completion of the entire course.* This provides an insurance reduction to students who qualify; and a driver’s license Class D at age 17 upon successfully passing the NY State road test & submitting their MV-285 to DMV. 

     

     *Note- Students are not able to sign up for the road test until they have their certificate number. 

     
    ELIGIBILITY:

    Students must be 16 by the first day of the program. Students must also acquire a NY State Learner’s Permit (MV-100) before they register. “If enrollment exceeds the maximum number of allowable participants (33), preference will be sorted by birth date (oldest to youngest).” After the deadline, preference will be sorted by the order in which the registration forms were handed into the health office.

     

    COST:

    The cost for the course is $520.00. All applications must include a check made out to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District. There will be a $27 fee for all returned checks.