Driver & Traffic Safety Education

Proposed Changes to State Board Rules on Driver's Education Programs
   
OVERVIEW
   
  The agency is responsible for training and qualifying driver education instructors, providing ongoing professional development and technical assistance to driver education instructors and school administrators in schools throughout the state and for approving driver education programs in all of the state's high schools. Each driver education program must provide a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of in-vehicle instruction and six hours of in-vehicle observation. Classroom instruction must include the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving, motor vehicle liability insurance and motor vehicle financial responsibility.
   
LINKS TO CURRENTLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION
   
  Message from the Commissioner – Minor Changes to Driver Education Program Approval Process 
This memo from Commissioner Vilaseca addresses that he has made a decision to ask the Legislature to amend 16 V.S.A. § 1045 so that the DOE will no longer be required to approve local driver education programs from our office, but rather, that superintendents have the responsibility of approving those programs. Additionally, it seems there has been some misinformation provided to the field about Commissioner Vilaseca's intent. His intent is to try and preserve driver education programs and keep them as part of high school offerings, but to have approval of these programs handled in a different way.
   
  Driver Education Program Changes 2010 
This memo from Commissioner Vilaseca addresses immediate and upcoming changes to the driver education program. The agency no longer employs a driver education consultant and the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative (VTHEC) is now the administrator for driver education pre-service, continuing education and re-licensure coursework.
   
 

Program Approval for Driver & Traffic Safety Programs
A representative of the school must complete this from and submit it to the Office of Driver and Traffic Safety Education, Vermont Agency of Education, 219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641 at least five working days before the start of any program. Only one completed form should be submitted for each school. The completed form should reflect the school's entire driver education program.  

   
  Public School Student Enrollment Form
   
  Reimbursement Request and Student Enrollment Report
   
  Message from the Commissioner – Minor Changes to Driver Education Program Approval Process 
   
 

Vermont State Board of Education Manual of Rules & Practices - Rule 2300: Driver & Traffic Safety Education Programs
View the current requirements on page 4 of this document.

Questions?

Tammy Pregent at tammy.pregent@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1241

Page Last Updated on March 25, 2014