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  DRIVER EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM AVAILABLE!! Please contact Bruce Rupp bjrupp@fhsu.edu or Stephanie Muth sdmuth@fhsu.edu if you have additional questions. Informational flyer available below!
 

In response to the concerns with COVID-19, the Kansas Driver Education Spring Regional Meeting will be VIRTUAL/ONLINE only.

Please see below for link information.
Kansas Driver Education Spring 2020 Regional Meeting
DATE: Wed., March 18, 2020
TIME: 1pm-3pm
WHERE: ONLINE ONLY
  • It is recommended for schools to send personnel responsible for overseeing Driver Education.
  • Remember DE99’s are paperless and we will again review procedures for a lost cert. of completion, auditing info, Handbooks and DMV changes/charges for DE-99’s, etc.
  • Plan to attend one of the meeting options if you plan to offer driver education in 2019 and beyond. You will receive the latest information necessary to offer a state recognized driver education course.
Robyn L. Meinholdt is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://ksde.zoom.us/j/927399383
 
Register in advance on Zoom for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
 

KANSAS DRIVER SAFETY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (KDSEA) MEMBERSHIP application available  
WHAT YOUR KDSEA DOES FOR YOU!
  • Organize and provides the Annual Conference
  • Speak as a group that can affect legislative activities in Topeka
  • Support the National Organization - They need serious support from all it’s members!
  • Recognize fellow members for years of service
  • Provide funds to help send the Association president to the National ADTSEA Conference
  • Write letters or makes calls to individual legislators
  • Provide help at the regional driver education meetings
  • Provide meals at executive board meetings
  • Interpret the purpose and programs of driver education to the public
  • Work in harmony to promote changes in rules and regulations affecting driver education programs
The Kansas Driver Education Advisory Board has been formed and has had their first meeting! 

Mission Statement The Advisory Board will assist to strengthen the State Driver Education Program by providing real world experience. The board will advise, assist, support and advocate for driver education. An advisory board is comprised of knowledgeable, prominent and credible stakeholders in their field of expertise. Below is a roster of the members if you have any questions or comments, along with Robyn Meinholdt at rmeinholdt@ksde.org

Want the Driver Education Endorsement on a Kansas Teaching License? - Currently we are unable to add it to the license as we are awaiting approval, however once the regulation is passed, we will have an application available to formally request to add the endorsement to your license. 

CLICK HERE TO SEE IF YOUR DISTRICT HAS AN UPDATED CURRICULUM IN! https://drive.google.com/file/d/13HBVaUoSSC-SfjbCP9WRj_LBW9goaoY2/view?usp=sharing 
 

UPDATED DRIVER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES ARE COMING SOON! 

Information regarding reimbursement for USDs is located in the KSDE State Info 2018 document below.

Graduated Driver License Requirements for Teen Drivers CLICK HERE https://www.ksrevenue.org/dovgdl.html 

DRIVER EDUCATION STUDENTS AGE 14 CLARIFICATION found below. ‚Äč

Make a DMV Appointment! At the select locations on the attached flyer your students can now make an appointment to visit the exam office.  No more waiting in line!!!  Please share this information with your students.  When/if new locations are added that offer this service KDOR/DMV will blast out that information.  Currently only the following locations can schedule an appointment:
Here is the pathway on our website ksrevenue.org:
Click “DMV SCHEDULER & LINE SYSTEM
Click “SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT” and follow the prompts
Please tell your students that if they arrive late they will lose their appointment spot.  We don’t want anyone making a drive and then missing their appointment.
Michele Chavez | Medical/Vision Unit PSA | Kansas Department of Revenue | Kansas Division of Vehicles | (785) 368-8532 (desk) | (785) 296-5857 (fax) | Michele.Chavez@ks.gov | www.ksrevenue.org | 300 SW 29th St. Topeka, Kansas  66601
 
ATTENTION DRIVER EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS & ADMINISTRATORS! The ksrevenue.org website has a new look! Tips on how to navigate are located below:

Driver Education

The Mission of Driver Education:
Driver education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices to insure personal safety to self and others on the road.

To Accomplish this Mission:
Driver education courses are often more comprehensive and efficient than learning on your own or from a biased family member who may or may not have “good driving habits”. Driver education courses teach everything from the basics of traffic laws and traffic signs to defensive driving strategies. Endorsed driving instructor will teach the importance of Safety in addition to modeling good driving etiquette and providing experienced instruction. Instructors reinforce best practices – such as distraction-free driving, no texting, mandatory seat belt laws, and defensive driving habits. Many professions involve driving a vehicle to/from work or on the job. For this reason, it is the goal of driver education courses to put courteous, safety conscience, competent drivers behind the wheel. 
 

When the time comes to pick a driving school, look beyond your budget and timeframe to seek out a quality driving school—one that focuses on your teen’s safety, not just passing the license test at the cheapest price.
  • Ask around. Does your local high school offer driver education? Check with friends and neighbors about driving schools they’ve used.
  • Call several driving schools. Ask questions about the quality of their operations, and ask for references.
  • Talk to people about classroom vs. online classes.
  • Visit several driving schools. Ask to sit in on a session, take a look at the vehicles and student materials. Check to see if they use current training materials, have professional instructors and maintain clean classrooms and safe vehicles.
  • Focus on quality. Don’t settle for driving schools that advertise quick or easy programs.
  • Check with the Better Business Bureau.

The following document represents the Kansas Curricular Standards for Driver Education which were revised by the State Board of Education in May 2018.
AAA Prevent Driving Intexticated Pledge Card

AAA Prevent Driving Intexticated Pledge Card - Thursday, April 4, 2019

Please join in the fight to end distracted driving by signing the pledge card. https://kansas.aaa.com/public-affairs/dont-drive-distracted

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Robyn Meinholdt
Public Service Administrator
Driver Education
Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
(785) 296-3379

 

Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Mischel Miller
785-296-8010

Assistant Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Susan Helbert
shelbert@ksde.org
 

Kansas State Department of Education 

LANDON STATE OFFICE BUILDING  900 SW JACKSON STREET, SUITE 106 | TOPEKA, KS 66612

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979
slsmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447
dfernkopf@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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