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                            Driver Education                                    
Medford Community Education offers a Fall, Spring, and possibly Summer(if needed) 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 Miriam Rogers. Please read the following information carefully. It explains, in detail, important parts of the student driver education program.

Classroom Training

Intended primarily for district residents, classroom training is recommended for participants who are 15 years of age at the time of the class. Students are not required to be 15 for classroom training, but we highly recommend it for permit testing.  It is easier for students to pass their permit test immediately after the class. Registration forms for this class are available at the Medford Community Education Office 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 Room 826.

Fall 2023, Winter 2024 & Summer 2024 Classroom Sessions (See dates below)

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 Activities/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 30 participants to return their registration form and make payment arrangements with Mr. Kellen. 
  • Session 1: $100  |  10 three-hour sessions; Monday, November 6 - Friday, November 17, Medford Public School Room 826 -  Information was emailed to parents on Monday, September 18.
  • Session 2: $100  |  Tuesday, February 20 - Tuesday, March 5 - NO CLASS Thursday, February 29  Medford Public School Room 826
  • Session 3: $100  |  We will not have a class this year

Behind-the-Wheel Driver Training - (we only do this during the summer)
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. 

2024 Behind-the-Wheel Summer Driving Sessions - Begins Late May 2024
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 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
  • $250 for three, two 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:

Option 1 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 (Fall 2023 Date is TBD)

with presenters: Steele County Law Enforcement Officers & Mr. Larson

*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.

Option 2 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.

Contact: Matt Kellen
About Us

We have one school facility, which opened in 2003 and houses both Medford Elementary and Medford High School. 
The mission of Medford Public School is to provide quality education and prepare our children and community for the future.


Mailing Address
Medford Public Schools
750 2nd Avenue SE
Medford, MN  55049