10th grade students complete a 9-week course of classroom driver education
Beginning September 1, 2010, a new Virginia law (§22.1-205) took effect requiring all students enrolled in classroom driver education to attend a 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation. The 90-minute presentation is connected to classroom instruction and must be completed in addition to successful completion of classroom instruction in order for a student to receive a DEC-1 card. This new requirement does not apply to students who successfully completed classroom instruction prior to September 1, 2010 and received a DEC-1 card. Students who completed driver education classroom instruction prior to September 1, 2010 do not need to attend the 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation.
The 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation will be offered multiple times throughout the school year at each high school. Students and their parent/guardian should plan to attend the presentation at their school during the quarter of driver education.
The program is available to FCPS students enrolled in grade 10 health and physical education at their school site or FCPS online campus at no charge.
Students who are completing classroom instruction through a commercial driving school, are home schooled, are enrolled in another school division, or are FCPS students in grade 11 or 12 must register to attend the 90-minute parent-teen traffic safety presentation. A $30 fee applies. Dates and times which the presentation is offered can be obtained by calling the school where you wish to attend.
During the summer, the 90-minute parent-teen presentation is available through ACE.
Juvenile licensing requirements apply to everyone under age 19.
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Health & Physical Education Coordinator
October 9, 2012