Driver’s Education is offered by the Monticello Community School District in the summer. The cost is $320. Applications are considered on a first come first served basis. Space may be limited. Students must have their learner’s permit to take driver’s ed. Transportation is not provided. For more information contact the high school office at 319-465-3000, ext. 1300.
- Must be at least 14 ½ years old.
- Must have successfully completed Driver’s Education course.
- Must have had Instruction/Learner’s Permit & clean record for at least 6 months.
- Must live at least 1 mile from the school’s front drive to your driveway.
- Must have Affidavit for School License form signed by School and Parent/Guardian.
This school license is for high school activities only—which means you can drive from your home to the High School and from the High School back to your home.
You may drive to any High School activity that is within Monticello (i.e. football games, practices at the golf course, etc.). You may not drive to Cascade, Anamosa, or any other town for a game, FFA contest, music performance, etc. Most activities for students are at the High School and if you are in an extracurricular activity, the District will provide transportation. As of July 1, 2016, students may drive to their extracurricular activities within the Monticello Community School District (MCSD) and to a bordering district to participate in their extracurricular activities whether or not there is a sharing agreement. You may drive to that bordering school district for those activities in which you are a participant—-not as a fan/supporter of the program!
You must identify your route which is to be the most direct route from your house to the school. You should always check the air pressure in your tires and the amount of gas in your tank. You may not stop on your way to and from school. The only exception is if your gas tank is on EMPTY. If you have a gas station on your route or you may go to the closest gas station on your designated route. Filling up with gas can occur only when you are in route to or from school. If your parents are divorced and both live in the Monticello School District, you may use a route for each of them.
You may leave your house at 5:00 a.m. but you must be back in your driveway by 10:00 p.m. If it is bad weather, do not drive—have your parents drive you to school or ride the bus.
When you turn 16, there are a few more privileges. You may leave at 5:00 a.m. but you must be home by 12:30 a.m. You will not be on a designated route. You must have had your Instruction/Learner permit for one year and be accident/conviction free for the previous 6 months. Your parents must sign an affidavit that you have accumulated 20 hours of street/highway driving of which 2 hours were conducted after sunset and before sunrise.
As of January 1, 2014, you may have one unrelated passenger with you as well as immediate family members—remember to have all passengers wear their seat belts and be safe! You may not stop along the way to pick up passengers. You and your parents are responsible for all passengers. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths.
Allow 15 extra minutes in the morning to arrive to school and 15 minutes in the afternoon to leave the parking lot—SAFETY is the utmost concern.
You must register your vehicle and get a parking tag—the first tag is free and additional tags are $2.00 each. Make sure that you park in the appropriate parking and park correctly to avoid getting parking tickets. Tickets are $10.00—unless paid within 48 hours and then the ticket is discounted to $5.00.
Anyone in authority (Superintendent, Principal, Student Services Director, Mayor, Police Officer, and Mom & Dad) can contact the DOT in writing about the misuse of your school permit. The DOT will revoke your permit anywhere from 30 to 90 days. We will contact parents directly and let you know without writing a letter to the DOT.
If you have a speeding ticket, squeal your tires, cause an accident, run a stop sign, and any other motor vehicle violation, you will also loose your school permit and it will affect when you can get your intermediate license.
The #1 reason students loose their permit is going off their routes and #2 is having a carload of students with them.
You may not use your cell phone, smartphone, tablet, and/or listen to any electronic devices while driving as of July 1, 2010. This is in effect until you reach the age of 18. Remember not to text and drive!! Pull over and put your vehicle in park if it is an emergency.
We will let law enforcement know that you are on a school permit. Your certificate of completion for Driver’s Education is already on file with the DOT.
You will need to take a form and your learner’s permit with you to the DOT.
Students—get good grades so that you can get a discount on your insurance rates and always be SAFE!
For more information got to the Drivers Permits in Iowa website.