“Our driver education program has been recognized by the state of Minnesota for excellence."
~ Mary Rostedt, Driver Education Coordinator and Instructor, 2023 Teacher of Excellence Award recipient
Driver Education is one of the most important courses that your son or daughter will enroll in. The aim and intent of this course is to develop a safe and skillful driver, able to cope with present and future traffic situations. Only your son or daughter can determine the degree to which this knowledge will be applied.
Driver Education phases
PHASE 1: Classroom Instruction Students should be 15 years old before or during classroom instruction. Students must attend all class periods. Please contact Community Education concerning specific dates and times.
PHASE 2: Behind the Wheel (BTW) Instruction This phase begins AFTER classroom is complete AND permit test is passed. Please contact Community Education to notify us that you have obtain your permit. State requires parents to drive 50 hrs with their student (15 hrs must be after dark). BTW will not begin until student completes 20 hrs of driving with parent.
Each student is required to successfully complete each phase of instruction. Students must attend all class periods. Upon course completion, one pass/fail credit will be added to the student’s Fergus Falls Senior High School transcript.
The driver education fee of $300 represents the cost for both phases of our Driver Education program.
Make checks payable to: ISD 544.
Registration form and payment may be dropped off or mailed to:
340 Friberg Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
To register and pay by credit card, go to our School Store or call our office. This is a secure website. PLEASE NOTE: If you register online, to complete the registration process, you must stop by the Community Education office to complete and sign a registration/parental consent form for the class.
Location: Roosevelt Education Center - Community Education, 340 Friberg Avenue, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
October/November 2023 Class Schedule:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - Oct. 23, 24, 26, 30, 31, Nov. 2, 3, 6, 7, 9
3:35 pm to 6:35 pm
If you have questions, please contact Community Education at 218-998-0544, ext. 9200 or stop by the office located in the Roosevelt Education Center, 340 Friberg Avenue, Fergus Falls.
Behind-the-Wheel Training: Students will be notified by Community Education as to a scheduled driving time. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions.
point of impact - TEEN DRIVER SAFETY PARENT AWARENESS PROGRAM
Traffic crashes are the leading killer of Minnesota teens. They are preventable. Research shows that teens whose parents set clear rules, paid attention to where they were going, and who they were with:
were half as likely to crash
twice as likely to wear seatbelts
71% less likely to drive while intoxicated
30% less likely to use a cell phone while driving
than teens who said their parents were less involved. The Fergus Falls Police Department and the Fergus Falls School District hope to minimize teen traffic crashes by hosting this program for parents and their teens. The program, developed by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety, is a FREE presentation for teens 14 to 18 years of age and their parents. Call our office to have your name added to a list. Our next class will be: