Though Bryan County Schools no longer offers driver’s education at either local high school, teens ages 15 and 16 who need to take an approved driver’s education course in order to apply for a Class D license can do so through Bryan County Community Education in Richmond Hill.
The course, taught by certified instructors Jimmy Hires and Michael Butler, both Bryan County Board of Education employees, includes 30 hours of classroom or virtual instruction and six hours of instruction behind the wheel.
Students must be 15 and possess a valid learner’s permit. Parents must register with the Community Education Office and pay all applicable fees before a child can attend. The cost of the course if $400 and parents are urged to read full details of Joshua’s Law at www.gateendrivereducation.com.
Classes meet from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 10, Aug. 17 and Aug. 24. at the Richmond Hill PreK campus. Pembroke students will be bused to Richmond Hill for the 30 hours of classroom instruction. Students must bring a lunch and drink and are not allowed to leave campus unless checked out by a parent.
After the completion of classroom training, instructors will schedule six hours of driving time with each student, which may be scheduled during evening hours or during holidays. Enrollment is limited and early registration is encouraged.
For more information call 459-5116.