• Manhattan Public Schools
    Traffic Safety Education

    Your Driver Education Team for the 2019-2020 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.

    Fall Session 2019 will start on October 28 and run until December 13, with no classes on PIR days nor Thanksgiving break.  Students with a birthdate on or before March 18, 2005, are eligible to apply. Class placement is based on date of birth which we verify. It is not first come first served. Class times are Monday - Thursday, 4 - 6 p.m. The (6) 2-hour drive times can be 6 - 8 a.m., 6 - 8 p.m., PIR days and Saturdays. Schedules are made by the instructor and will be available the first day of class.

    Parent Night, will be the week of Oct 21 to Oct 25 and the exact date and time will be sent to the selected students and parent/guardian.

    Fall Application Period is Sept. 23 - Oct. 11: The application period will be active on Monday, Sept. 23rd, at 9:00 a.m.  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: Friday, Oct. 18th, 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 on Monday, Oct. 14th.
    Payment Period: October 14th - 18th. 
    Payment Deadline: Fri., Oct. 18th, 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: $350

    Next Session
    : There are 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
    The Application was closed as of the end of school on Friday, Oct 11.