The Governor has extended the Driver's Education variance for distant learning indefinitely. Therefore, Driver's Education Classes will be held online in Winter/Spring 2021. Distance Learning Info: The State of Minnesota requires that driver's education distance learning be conducted in a face-to-face platform. Accordingly, students must attend the teleconference classes on a laptop, tablet or desktop computer with a video camera and audio capabilities on their devices. Cell phones are not appropriate devices for participating in class. In-class handouts (quizzes, worksheets) and a 2021 MN Driver's Manual will be emailed as a pdf document prior to class or can be picked up outside of Door 1 (main entrance) of the Family Learning Center (110600 Village Road, Chaska, MN 55318). The curriculum should be printed or picked up and available to the student for use during class. Safeway has chosen a secure Zoom platform to conduct the class. At this time, Zoom is not supported on district issued devices. Students will be required to be in front of the camera and interactive for the full three-hour class. Parents/guardians will be required to complete Safeway’s Account Verification. Safeway will be sending out an email before class begins that gives detailed information about how to login to the student’s Safeway account to verify and complete contact information and to review and acknowledge its Service Agreement. Community Education, in collaboration with Safeway Driving School, offers students ages 14½ and older the opportunity to participate in classroom instruction to prepare them for the MN permit test. All instructors are licensed by the MN Department of Public Safety. Safeway has been in business for over 50 years! Behind-the-wheel registration and instruction must be set up with Safeway Driving School, 651.351.9150, www.safewaydrivingschool.com. The cost is $150 and is payable directly to Safeway at the lessons. Classroom instruction prepares the student to take the Minnesota permit test and begin the responsibility of driving. The 30 hours of classroom is structured into 10 independent lessons. Students must be on time for all classes. If a student misses a lesson, they can make up that exact lesson number at the next session or at one of Safeway’s other locations or online. After class is completed, students that are 15 years old are eligible to take their permit test at any Minnesota exam center. Students can take the class at age 14½ but cannot take their permit test until age 15. Parent involvement is required to produce safe, responsible teen drivers. It is critical that parents plan to practice regularly with their new student drivers. Safeway offers detailed information on its web site to assist parents with understanding Minnesota laws and requirements for student drivers. Safeway strongly encourages parents to review its parent information, attend a Parent Class or watch the online Parent Class videos at www.safewaydrivingschool.com. Behind-the-wheel registration and instruction must be directly set up with Safeway Driving School, 651.351.9150,www.safewaydrivingschool.com. The cost is $150 and is payable directly to Safeway at the lessons. Includes six hours of driving in three, two-hour private lessons. All driving is done in a real car on actual city streets, highways and freeways with a responsible, licensed Safeway instructor. Safeway recommends students take their first lesson 6-8 weeks after receiving their permit. The lessons should be a minimum of 30 days apart to allow for practice driving. The lessons can be completed up to one year after completing classroom. Scheduling is offered online for 24/7 convenience. All of Safeway’s cars are white with identical graphics, so parents and students are confident that it is a Safeway car picking up the student for a lesson.