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The COVID pandemic’s impact on the closing of schools in the Shelby County School District during the recent spring semester was particularlyunfortunate for students who were taking driver education at the time. Due to the sudden end of the spring term, many students who were enrolled in the drivereducation course were unable to have an opportunity to take the road test and try to earn a driver’s license.
So now ALEA is partnering with the Shelby County School District to provide those students with an opportunity to take the road test without having to visit an ALEA office. This alternate method requires the student to enroll for a 1-hour private driving lesson through the Shelby County Community EducationProgram. The cost of the I-hour co1nmunity education course is $60. Taking the road test through the Com1nunity Education Program will provide the neededinsurance while the student is in the school system vehicle and testing. At the time of enrollment, the student must indicate at which Shelby County High Schoolhe/she was enrolled last spring. This special opportunity is only available to those students who were taking the driver education course in the spring semester of the 2019-20 school year. While this opportunity is not mandatory and does not guarantee that the student will even pass the road test, it does provide students and their parents with another testing option rather than testing at the ALEA offices.
If interested please contact either Janet Gulledge (205-682-5941) or Kay Dummier (205-682-5843 I firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Shelby CountyCommunity Education Program. Once enrolled in the course, a driving appointment will be set up with the instructor.