Driver Education

  • Driver education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices to ensure personal safety to self and others on the road.

    Driver education courses teach everything from the basics of traffic laws and traffic signs to defensive driving strategies. Endorsed driving instructors will teach the importance of safety in addition to modeling good driving etiquette and providing experienced instruction. Instructors reinforce best practices - such as distraction-free driving, no texting, mandatory seat belt laws, and defensive driving habits. Many professions involve driving a vehicle to/from work or on the job.  It is the goal of driver education courses to put courteous, safety conscious and competent drivers behind the wheel.

    Lawrence Public Schools offer a driver education course during the month of June. 


    Every teen must hold an Instruction Permit for 12 months before obtaining a "Restricted" license or a "Full" license (Unless, within that time the teen turns 17, then a drive test or a certificate of completion from driver education is all that is required)  A student is eligible to obtain an Instructional Permit at the age 14.
    A vision and written test is required at the Driver Licensing office to obtain an Instructional Permit.

    For more Kansas driver's license information click on , see Division of Vehicles. 
    For a copy of the Kansas Driver's license handbook for vehicles click on .
    Contact information:
       Patty Buchholz, Student Services
       785-832-5000, ext. 1700