MISD green lights driver’s ed
By Mike Eddleman
After fielding a number of inquiries about why the school district does not offer a driver’s education course, Superintendent Sharon Ross decided to research the idea and bring the question to the school board.
At it’s last meeting, the board voted unanimously – with Kent Kendall absent from the meeting – to move forward with a program slated to begin this summer.
“It all started when I first came and I was talking to a citizen that works downtown who said they had a lot of people coming in looking for a job, but don’t have a drivers license,” Ross said. “It is a lot of our young children who are in high school or they recently graduated.”
While costs for the course and some logistical details have yet to be finalized, Ross said Pat Adams will serve as a contractor to teach the course. The district will use its facilities and will purchase and equip a vehicle for the driving portion of the instruction.
The plan is to offer the course in the summer and then after school to begin with to gauge the level of interest.
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