William Floyd High School offers a driver education program to eligible William Floyd students. In order to be eligible, the student must be at least 16 years old and be in possession of a valid learner’s permit or junior license. All students are chosen by date of birth not “first-come, first served.” Students will attend class for a total of three (3) hours per week (90 minutes of lecture, 90 minutes in car). Students must attend every scheduled session in order to meet the attendance requirements as mandated by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, in cooperation with the NYS Department of Education. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the driver education office to arrange a make-up class. Any student with three (3) or more absences with makeups will be dropped. Upon successful completion of the course the student will be issued a certificate of completion (MV-285). The MV-285 is needed for students to obtain a class D license on the students 17th birthday, along with a reduction in car insurance.
The completed application and consent form must be signed by a parent/guardian. A parent/guardian signature acknowledges that the student/parent/guardian is aware of the attendance requirements and responsibilities.
Please return the application only and consent form (no checks) to the driver education office in the William Floyd School District district office (240 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach, NY 11951) by January 15, 2019.Applications can be mailed or dropped off (8 am – 12 pm) in the district office or faxed to (631) 874-1847, but MUST be received by January 15, 2019 to be considered.
Selected students will receive a letter in the mail or an email letting them know if they have been selected. Selected students will need to submit a check/money order/cash for $400 along with a clear copy of their learner’s permit/license, to the driver education office between the hours of 8 am to 3:30 pm by January 24, 2019.
Once the course begins there will be no refunds issued.
Students participating in sports will not be permitted to miss scheduled classes for games or practices.
Spring classes are scheduled to begin February 1, 2019 and completed the week of June 14, 2019. Classes canceled due to weather conditions may extend the session as needed. All students must complete all required lectures and drives to receive the DMV MV-285 completion certificate.
**Please note that transportation to and from driver education is not provided by the district.**
If you have any questions please call or email the driver education office between 8 am and 2 pm, Monday through Friday at (631) 874-1678, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.