Durham Public Schools to suspend student driver's education program

Posted August 5, 2020 10:33 p.m. EDT
Updated August 6, 2020 6:35 p.m. EDT

Driver's education, student driver

— Durham Public Schools announced Wednesday it will suspend the student driver's education program indefinitely as the system begins the school year with online learning.

In a press release Wednesday, announced "In collaboration with the DPS COVID-19 Committee and DPS Spark Reopening Task Force, the decision has been made to suspend the student Driver’s Education program indefinitely. Once conditions improve and are favorable for our students and instructors, we will provide details for a safe and efficient restart to the program.

"This will work in conjunction with the district’s plan to safely phase students and teachers into in-person learning. Students who have completed the classroom portion of driver’s education as of spring 2020 and are awaiting “in-car” instruction, will be given first priority in completing this portion of the program.

"We are currently developing an online course for the classroom portion of driver’s education that is tentatively scheduled to launch during the first semester of this school year. Details about registration for the online course will be provided as soon as they are available."

No date has been announced for when the change will revert back to regular driver's education.

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