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Drivers Education Information

UPDATED 3/14/2023

Driver’s Education Class

Instructor: Thomas King

Phone: 402-750-8264 Email: King5bluejay69@gmail.com

Cost of class- $300 made out to Tom King and must be paid by the first class meeting. Includes $30 maintenance fee to high school, in-person classes, and due to high fuel cost is the reason for the price increase from last year.

Learner’s Permit or School permit if you’re 14 as of Friday, May 26- You must obtain a valid one before driving with me, please bring it with you at all times, and I’ll take a copy of it. The driver’s license office is open in Stanton every other Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 pm; Schuyler Thursdays 8:30-12 and 1-4:30: Madison Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30; and Columbus Monday-Wednesday and Friday 8:30-4:30. You have to be 14 before October 15th of this year to take Drivers Ed and then turn in your permit # to Amy Gurnsey ASAP.

There will be written assignments, videos, driving, guest speakers, and some significant interactions along the way. You are responsible for attending all class times, honoring your drive times, and turning in your book to get credit for the class.

CLASS DATES: (Tentative Dates and times) to be Taught at Clarkson High School.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Class 8-1 Group drives 1-8

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Class 8-1 Group drives 1-8

Thursday, May 25, 2023 Class 8-1 Group drives 1-8

Friday, May 26, 2023 Class 8-1 Group drives 1-8


Once the driving schedule is set up, you’re expected to drive during your scheduled times. If an emergency comes up call me ASAP or try and switch with someone else and let me know. You have to do drive one before drive 2.

Snacks and drinks are allowed, and you must clean the classroom and the vehicle otherwise, no one will get the privilege. Cell phones aren’t allowed during class time or while the vehicle is moving.

The first drive will be 7 hours per group of 2 students. It will consist of 1 hour in Clarkson/Leigh and then switch drivers. Then we will drive country roads to Norfolk. We will drive roundabouts, the Walmart parking lot, one-way, railroad tracks, and going thru a drive-thru where you will need $ to order something. Then we will switch drivers each hour of the drive.

Day 2 of driving will consist of driving to Omaha and around, stopping for dinner your choice, so bring $. We will switch drivers and head back to our final drive destination, and you will also drive back to Clarkson/Leigh after the final test.