Independent School District 15
A K-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township


Driver Education Program

Independent School District 15 Community Education offers driver training for students at St. Francis High School. The program offers 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training.

Steps to attaining a driver's license

  1. Successfully complete 30 hours of classroom drivers training and receive a certificate of completion (available at St. Francis High School).
  2. Financially enroll in a certified behind-the-wheel program and receive a "Blue Certificate of Enrollment Card." Pass instructional driver's permit test (student must be 15 years or older and have successfully completed classroom and be financially enrolled in a certified behind-the-wheel drivers education program).
  3. Successfully complete 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training. Sign up for and successfully pass the driver's license test (student must be 16 years or older, have completed behind-the-wheel training and have had their instructional permit for six months or longer).

Graduated Driver License Law

As of January 1, 2015, the number of hours of supervised practice driving required for students increased to 50 hours* including 15 hours at night. A record of the practice driving must be written on a driving log and presented at the Driver & Vehicle Services (DVS) road test.

Click here for DVS driving log

FAQ: Graduated Driver License Law

*40 hours if parent/guardian attends the 90-minute Point of Impact Drivers Education parent meeting.

2017-18 Driver Education Program

ISD 15 Behind-the-Wheel Contract

For more information, call 763-213-1589 or email Nancy Messerschmidt.

The Driver Education Program is a division of Independent School District 15 Community Education

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