• Manhattan Public Schools
    Traffic Safety Education

    Your Driver Education Team for the 2020-2021 school year is Mr. Jerry C. Bauer, Ms. Jordan Dreessen and Mr. Doug Whitmer. Mr. Bauer and Ms. Dreessen are the contacts for the course and have Manhattan email addresses: jbauer@mhstigers.org and jdreessen@mhstigers.org

    Please direct questions and/or concerns to us and not to the high school office as we are responsible for the driver education program.

    Parent Night will be held on Tuesday, October 13th at 6:00 pm in the Manhattan High School Commons area.  MANDATORY attendance for the driver education student and at least one parent.
    Fall Session 2020 will start on Wednesday, October 14 and run approximately until Thursday November 19. Students with a birthdate on or before March 18, 2006, are eligible to apply. Class placement is based on age and residence with older students and those living in the Manhattan School district given first choice. It is not first come first served.
    There are two requirements for students to pass traffic education. One requirement is to complete ALL homework.  The class portion will be taught on-line. Students will have a daily assignment with the opportunity to complete the homework between the hours of 6:00 am and 10:00 pm.
    The second requirement is for students to successfully complete  6 hours of driving and 6 hours of observation. Drive and observation times will occur after school from 4:00 - 6:00 or 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  There likely will also be drive and observations on either Thursday or Friday, October 15-16 and/or November 11-12.  Schedules are made by the instructor and will be available at the Parent Meeting. (Instructors are receptive to trying to accommodate conflicts with the drive schedule within reason).
    Application Period is open from Monday, September 21 at 9:00 am to Thursday, October 1, at 3:00 pm. Applications are submitted online and can only be submitted during this application periods.  The link to the application can be found at the BOTTOM of this page and at the BOTTOM of the Frequently Asked Questions page.  

    Before Applying: Review this Overview page, the Frequently Asked Questions page and the MT Graduated Drivers Licensing page carefully to understand all details of the application process and the Traffic Safety Course.  Most questions regarding the application process can be answered by viewing these instructions.

    After Applying: A submission confirmation email will be sent to the email address that was entered into the Parent/Guardian #1 field on the application.  If you do not receive this email, contact Jerry Bauer (jbauer@mhstigers.org) or Jordan Dreessen (jdreessen@mhstigers.org) by the end of the application period, so it can be verified that you have an application submitted. If this occurs over the weekend, resubmit another application, take a screenshot of the application and leave a message. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

    Acceptance and Wait Lists Posted: Monday, October 5th by 9:00 am, on the glass doors outside the Manhattan High School Main Office. Classes are filled with the oldest students first. It is not first come first served. If your student does not make it into the session, you must reapply for subsequent sessions.

    Letter of Acceptance: If your student is accepted, you will receive an email no later than Monday, October 5th.
    Payment Period: Monday, October 5 to Thursday, October 8th at 3:00pm. 
    Payment Deadline: Thursday, October 8th, 3:00 p.m.  NO Exceptions
    Fee: $350

    Next Session
    : We have 2 traffic ed sessions per year, Fall and Spring. Each session has its own online-only application period. 
    We are looking forward to presenting an excellent driver education program for the Manhattan Community and getting to know and work with each of you.

    Your Driver Education Team
    Application for Fall 2020 is now closed