Medford Community Education offers a fall, winter, and spring driver's education classroom learning experience. In addition, we will be offering the "Behind the Wheel" portion of the class May through early August. This course is accredited by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and will be taught by certified driving instructors: Tim Larson and Matthew Cole. Please read the following information carefully. It explains, in detail, important parts of the student driver education program. (Due to COVID-19, changes to this page are ongoing. Please contactv Matt Kellen in the community education office for updated details.)
Intended primarily for district residents, classroom training is for participants who are 15 years of age at the time of the class. Registration forms for this class are available at the Medford Community Education/Athletic Office, in the Community Education booklet and online (tab on the left of this page). Students will receive a certificate of classroom completion card (Blue Card), which is necessary to apply for an instruction permit. Cost for replacement of lost or damaged cards is $10. Classes are at Medford Public School Auditorium.
Fall, Winter, Spring Classroom Sessions (Yet to be determined)
Register for your preferred session using the tab "Classroom Registration Form" on the left side of this page. This form will need to be printed, completed and returned to the the Community Education office. Forms are also available in the community education booklet or at the Medford Public School community education office. Forms and fees should be turned in to Matt Kellen in the community education office. Your child will not be officially registered until payment is received or payment arrangements are made.
Each of the following sessions will be limited to the first 20 participants to return their registration form and make payment arrangements with Mr. Kellen.
- Session 1: $100 | 10 three-hour sessions; Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 30, Medford Public School Auditorium
- Session 2: $100 | 10 three-hour sessions; Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 26, Medford Public School Auditorium
- Session 3: $100 | 10 three-hour sessions; Summer Session (TBD based on need) Medford Public School Auditorium
Behind-the-Wheel Driver's Training
Intended primarily for district residents, behind-the-wheel training is for students that have passed the written knowledge test and acquired their driving permit. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and must carry their permit to all lessons. A certificate of completion card (White Card) will be awarded upon successful completion. This is needed to apply for your graduated driver's license.
2021 Behind-the-Wheel Summer Driving Sessions
Register to drive this summer by using the tab "Summer Driving Registration Form" on the left side of this page. Forms are also available in the community education booklet or at the Medford Public School community education office. Forms and fees should be turned in to Matt Kellen in the community education office. Your child will not be officially registered until payment is received.
- $225 for three, two hour (or four, 1.5 hour) driving lessons with a certified driving instructor. Each lesson includes skills practice and detailed feedback of skills progress. Car, insurance, fuel, and instructor fees are included in the price of the class.
Every driver under the age of 18 who completes behind the wheel instruction and is testing for a provisional driver’s license must submit a driving log. You may access the official driver's log from the tab on the left side of this page.
Parents/guardians have two options regarding the supervised driving log:
||NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME (Due to Covid-19 restrictions)
Complete a supplemental parent class provided by a driver education program approved in Minnesota, and then submit a supervised driving log showing their teen has completed at least 40 hours (2,400 minutes) of supervised driving, 15 (900 minutes) of which are nighttime hours;
“Point of Impact” - Parent Meeting - Date and time yet to be determined
Free presentation for all parents and their teen drivers
Medford Public School Auditorium
with presenters: Steele County Law Enforcement Officers, Mr. Larson, Mr. Cole
*This class is not mandatory, but will result in fewer hours of required practice driving time. The class is only open to parents of students that are registered for Medford Public School Driver Education.
||If the parent/guardian chooses to not complete the supplemental parent class, the driving log must show that their teen has completed at least 50 hours (3,000 minutes) of supervised driving, 15 (900 minutes) of which are nighttime hours.
*Parents/guardians are encouraged to provide as many additional driving hours with their teen as possible to prepare them to become a safe driver. The driving log must be presented at the time of the road test and submitted with the application for the provisional license.