The East Carroll Parish School Board shall provide the facilities and the personnel necessary for a driver training program if funds are available. 


The program shall consist of a course of not less than eight (8) hours of actual driving experience and thirty (30) hours of classroom instruction.  The program shall be designed to acquaint students to the safety precautions and hazards related to highway transportation.  Children who are fifteen (15) years of age or older are eligible to participate in the driver education program.  In addition, children who are in at least the ninth (9th) grade and are within ninety (90) days of their fifteenth (15th) birthday may participate in the classroom instruction component of the program.


The Driver Education Program shall have the following objectives:


  1. To develop in each student the proper values and attitudes toward safe and responsible driving.

  2. To develop in each student safe and efficient use of motor vehicle equipment and highways.

  3. To develop in each student a strong sense of personal and social responsibility in the operation of motor vehicles.




A fee for driver training may be assessed the student in an amount approved by the Board.  Factors such as instructor salary and benefits, vehicle charges such as insurance, fuel, and lease payments shall be considered when determining adequate fees to charge.


Revised:  December, 2009



Ref:     Board minutes, 2-2-10


East Carroll Parish School Board