Drivers' Education

    • Drivers' Education is a 38-hour course (30 classroom hours and 8 driving hours), a ½ credit course with a Pass/Fail grade, requires a fee, and is held after school hours. 

    • Once students become licensed drivers, they may drive to and from school. A parking tag will be sold at. Student drivers are still required to be checked out of school by a guardian. Student drivers are encouraged to drive safely and obey all traffic laws.  

    • Act 732 of the 2003 Legislative Session provides for the suspension of driving privileges of a student who is expelled or suspended from school for ten or more consecutive school days for committing certain infractions or who withdraws from school under certain circumstances.  The infractions are as follows: the sale or possession of drugs, alcohol, or any other illegal substance, the possession of a firearm, or an infraction involving assault or battery on a member of the school faculty or staff. 

    • In accordance with R.S. 17:416.1 (D), the principal at a public school must notify the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of Motor Vehicles, of any student between the ages of fourteen and eighteen who has been subjected to a disciplinary action as defined in this statute to be processed for suspensive action in accordance with R.S. 32:431.  The suspension will not exceed the student’s eighteenth birthday.  The student may appeal this process, and they may also request a hardship license.