Sedalia 200 to Host Drivers Education Course Beginning June 3
The Sedalia 200 School District will host a Drivers Education Course beginning June 3.
Smith-Cotton High School instructor, Mr. Ashley Young, says the course is held each summer through Sedalia 200 and consists of a classroom portion and time on the road in a vehicle.
Young says the course begins Monday, June 3 and the classroom portion lasts until Friday, June 28.
Students need 30 classroom hour, along with six hours behind the wheel and twelve observation hours to be certified as completing the drivers education program.
Mr. Young says the six hours of driving are scheduled for an hour at a time. Young said students get to encounter "everything from in town driving. Driving up and down Broadway, driving on divided highways like 50 and 65, and driving on rural lettered-highways such as U and M."
He further described the course as a comprehensive program that attempts to put students in as many driving situations as possible, that they are likely to encounter when driving on their own.
"Students learn a valuable skill that's going to keep them safe on the road," Young said.
Applications for the program will be accepted until May 29. The cost is $180.00 for the course.
To attend the course, students must be at least 15-year old and already have a driver's permit.
Prospective students can find the application on the district website at sedalia200.org. Paper copies of the application are also available in the counselor's office at Smith-Cotton High School, located at 2010 Tiger Pride Blvd.