• Oyster Bay High School Driver Education Program

     Planning ahead?  Scroll down for general information about upcoming semesters.

      

     

    Spring 2020 Semester:

     

    UPDATED 9/14/20:  

    On August 26th The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)  provided guidance to schools for restarting the spring semester.   We are awaiting additional clarification from NYSED and the Governor’s office social distancing requirements for car instruction, however we will move forward with the classroom lecture portion of the program. 

    Restart Rosters for Virtual Lectures can be viewed here: 

     Virtual Rosters 2.0

     

    Meeting Dates and class links can be viewed here:  

    Evening class meeting schedule (Starting 9/16)

    Evening lecture: Google Classroom

     

    Morning class meeting schedule(Starting 9/21)  

    Morning lecture: Google Classroom

     

     

     

    Fall 2020 Semester:  Updated 9/11/20

    An accelerated Fall program could be conducted from Saturday November 28th, 2020  to Friday February 5th,  2021. Registration will open in early-mid November. 

    This program could offer virtual or in-person lectures and will require students to attend twice a week (for both car & lecture). This condesed version may necessitate limiting the numbers of students in the program to safely fit car capacity. 

     

    Spring 2021 Semester:

    Programs could 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

     

     

     

    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.