EVERY CHILD, EVERY DAY, WHATEVER IT TAKES!
Hampton City Schools resumes Behind-The-Wheel classes; summer registration available
Hampton City Schools will hold Behind-The-Wheel (BTW) training classes beginning June 21, 2021.
Requirements to take BTW:
- The student must have taken and passed the classroom portion of Driver’s Education.
- The student must have a valid and current Virginia learner’s permit.
- If the student is under the age of 18, he/she must submit their 45-hour Parent Teen Driving Log, signed by the parent or guardian, to the instructor.
- The registration form and fee ($175) must be submitted.
- Students must have transportation to and from the BTW class. The class is located at Phoebus High School (100 Ireland Street). Classes will take place on the range.
Information about Hampton City Schools BTW:
- The cost of the Behind-The-Wheel program is $175.
- Parents must pay with a cashier’s check or money order.
- Payments should be made out to Hampton City Schools.
- Students will receive a written communication through the U.S. mail, confirming their session number and time.
- Students will drive with an instructor one hour a day. The session will last for seven (7) days. Students will not drive (as a part of the class) on the weekends.
- Students will be held to the same policies and regulations as in the Student’s Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
- The COVID-19 protocol from the Virginia Department of Education and the CDC will be followed.
- Students and teachers will be required to wear masks while driving in the vehicle.
- The vehicle will be disinfected at the beginning of each session.
- On the seventh day of BTW, the student will be given their driving skills test. If the student passes the test, he/she will be given the following: 180-day provisional license, instructions on how to understand the 180-day provisional license, an insurance form for a discount for completing BTW, and a letter from the instructor with skills the student should continue to work on.
- If the student does not pass their skills test, he/she will be called by the instructor when there is an opening in the schedule to retest.
Students will drive for one hour every day (Monday through Friday). They will meet their instructor at the Phoebus High School driving range (100 Ireland Street).
For additional information, click here. All registrations should be mailed to the HCS Driver’s Education Department, One Franklin Street, Suite 543, Hampton, VA 23669 or delivered in person to the second floor receptionist.
As stated in School Board Policy AC and GBA, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions, status as a veteran, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAB for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings.
All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy. All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources and Title IX/ADA Coordinator. Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. For more information about this process, please review the Formal Resolution Process and/or Informal Resolution Process.
Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact:
Executive Director of Human Resources
Title IX and ADA Coordinator
Department of Human Resources
One Franklin Street
Hampton, VA 23669
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Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.
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