Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 21.04 - Minimum standards for department approval under s. 343.06 (1) (c), Stats

Current through November 29, 2021

A public school, private school, CCDEB, or CESA driver education program is approved by the department under s. 343.06(1) (c), Stats., if the program uses vehicles which meet the requirements of s. PI 21.03 and the program meets all of the following requirements:

(1) Course standards.
(a) A driver education course includes the following:
1. At least 30 hours of classroom instruction, including the requirements under s. 115.28(11), Stats.
2. At least 6 hours of observation instruction, and
3. At least 6 hours of actual on-street behind-the-wheel instruction.
a. Multiple-vehicle driving range instruction may be substituted for up to 4 hours of the required 6 hours of on-street instruction using a formula that 2 hours of multiple-vehicle driving range instruction is equivalent to one hour of on-street instruction.
b. Simulation instruction may be substituted for up to 3 hours of the required 6 hours of on-street instruction using a formula that 4 hours of simulation instruction is equivalent to one hour of on-street instruction.
c. When both simulation and range laboratory instruction methods are used, the program must include at least 2 hours of actual on-street behind-the-wheel instruction.
(b) During the regular school year, the classroom course extends over at least 6 weeks for each student. During a summer school program, the classroom course extends over at least 3 weeks for each student.
(c) The on-street driving instruction extends over at least 3 weeks for each student. No student spends more than one hour per day actually behind-the-wheel in the on-street instruction. The one hour limitation does not include observation instruction.
(2) Refresher course. If more than one year and one month elapses between completion of the classroom instruction and commencement of the laboratory instruction, a refresher course of classroom instruction is required. The refresher course is at least 10 hours, and includes a course of study deemed appropriate by the school district.
(3) Teacher requirements. Teachers of the classroom instruction, simulation instruction, range instruction, and on-street instruction possess a valid license to teach driver education issued by the department as required in s. PI 34.080.
(4) required assurance. A public or private school, CCDEB, or CESA electronically submits to the department an assurance that its driver education course plan complies with the requirements of this section along with a list of its driver education instructors and their DPI teacher file numbers.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 21.04
Cr. Register, May, 1986, No. 365, eff. 7-1-86; CR 06-092: am. (intro.), (1) (a) 1., (3) and (4), Register December 2006 No. 612, eff. 1-1-07; CR 13-083: am. (title), (intro.), (1) (a) (intro.), (b), (c), (2), (3), r. and recr. (4) Register May 2014 No. 701, eff. 6-1-14. Amended by, correction in (3) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2021 No. 781, eff. 2/1/2021

Contact the Driver Education Program, Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, 125 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI 53707-7841, for the current Internet address where a statement can be electronically submitted.

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