Welcome to the La Grande School District Driver and Traffic Safety Education Program (La Grande Drives!).Please take the time to discuss the program and policies to make sure it is a good fit for you and your student. Many of the requirements for this course are based on state law (O.R.S. 737-015-0030 to ORS 737-015-0130) or Oregon Dept. of Transportation requirements and cannot be adjusted based on personal needs. Please make sure everyone understands the commitments you are making in this program. If there are any specific questions about the program, contact Matt Wolcott (Program Coordinator) - 541-663-3326 or Scott Carpenter (Program Administrator) - 541-663-3203.
To be eligible for an approved instructor certification card, or to renew a certification card, an individual must: b. Submit to ODOT-TSD a completed application on a form provided by the Division; c. Be 21 years of age, or older; d. Have completed and passed the required instructor training series; e. Have valid Oregon driving privileges or valid driving privileges from a state adjacent to Oregon, if the individual is a legal resident of that state and has had valid driving privileges for at least three years preceding the date an application is submitted to ODOT-TSD. To be valid, driving privileges may not be suspended, revoked, canceled, or otherwise withdrawn for a traffic crime as defined in 737-015-0020(30). For purposes of these OAR 737 division 15 rules, a hardship or probationary permit does not constitute valid driving privileges; f. With initial application, provide a DMV five-year certified court print driving record dated within the past 60 days. An instructor who has not held Oregon driving privileges for the five-year period is required to submit a certified driving record from a jurisdiction or foreign government that issued driving privileges during that period.
Driving is an activity with inherent risks. As driver education instructors we will teach the skills of risk management as they relate to safely operating a motor vehicle. Failure to sign or maintain any part of the outline program requirements may result in termination from the course.