Drivers Education

Budget info listed below.

Drivers Education:

  • is a course that consists of 30 hours of classwork and 6 hours behind-the-wheel training.
  • is required for any person under the age of 18 desiring to receive a driver's license/learner's permit. Anyone who has turned 14 and 6 months old may sign up for class.
  • is not part of the school day or of school curriculum, however; considered a "part of school life."
  • is designed and dedicated to prepare our students for a lifetime skill that greatly enhances their quality of life.

Driver Education Goals

The goal of Driver Education is to provide each student driver the psychomotor skills and mental attitudes that are essential to becoming the most competent, skillful, responsible driver possible. This serves as a base for parents to continue the instruction and supervision of their young driver in developing the necessary knowledge, skill, and attitude needed to become a safe driver. Communication with parents/guardians is an important key in accomplishing this goal.

To be Eligible for Brunswick County Schools Driver Education You Must:

  • be at least fourteen and a half years of age, but not more than seventeen years of age.
  • pay a $45 fee as required by the NC General Assembly in HB 200. Process for payment of fee will be included on all registration forms. No cash or personal checks
  • agree to abide by the Code of Student Conduct as found in the Brunswick County Schools Student Handbook.
  • parent or "parent approved" representative must attend information meeting. Further info provided on the registration form along with detailed requirements. Forms/attachments are available below.

 

 


CONTACT YOUR NC HOUSE AND SENATE BEFORE MID AUGUST AND LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT DRIVER EDUCATION FUNDING.


UPDATE TO THE INFORMATION BELOW:  THE Legislature will reconvene mid August for a final budget vote which includes the discussion of driver education.  If the final budget vote does not include funding driver education then BCS Board of Education will move forward with discussion on local funding. 

To answer those who are asking for options other than waiting on the funding....

Yes, Brunswick Driving School is a commercial driving school. Private class and driving are available. Please call to find out about the price and process @ 910-575-5888

AS OF JUNE 18, 2015*

ONCE AGAIN THE HOUSE PASSED DRIVER ED FUNDING BUT THE SENATE VOTED IT DOWN. DRIVER EDUCATION CLASS AND DRIVING APPOINMENTS ARE ON HOLD AFTER JUNE 3OTH UNTIL BCS BOARD OF EDUCATION CAN DEVELOP A BUDGET/PLAN.          

STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED CLASS BY JUNE 30TH WILL NOT DRIVE UNTIL BCS BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS DEALT WITH THE NEW BUDGET. UPON NOTIFICATION FROM THE BOARD, WE WILL CALL TO DISCUSS YOUR SCHEDULE. BECAUSE DRIVER EDUCATION IS APPLIED IN 2 INVOICES, 1-CLASS, 2-BEHIND THE WHEEL,  YOUR CLASS TIME HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR UNDER THE 2014-15 BUDGET.


CURRENT INFORMATION FOR EACH SCHOOL

SUMMER CLASSES: See note in red/yellow above.

SATURDAY CLASSES:  Only available during the school year.                  

NBHS:  See summer note above. 

SBHS: See summer note above.

WBHS: See summer note above.

ECHS: See summer note above.

  BCA: See summer note above,