• Geneseo Central School

    Driver Education Program

    Summer 2021



    State of New York Requirements:


    The state requires a driver education class that runs through a public school to complete 24 hours of in-class instruction and 24 hours of in-car instruction with a minimum of 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training. At the conclusion of the course, students will be issued an MV-285 certificate from the state. The MV-285 certificate also serves as the 5-hour pre-licensing course certificate (MV-278).  


    Additional COVID-19 state requirements.

    • Instructors are not allowed to be in any car with students at this point.
    • As a result, schools can now use parents as the sole in-car instructor (24 hours min).
    • The 24 hours of behind-the-wheel training will be with parents in their own car with some direction from the instructor as to what to practice.
    • Classes can and will be instructed remotely via zoom.


    2021 Dates and Times:


    The 16 1.5 hour zoom classes will start on Monday, June 28th, and end on Tuesday, July 20th.  We will not have class on weekends or Monday, July 5th.  Zoom classes will be from 10:30 to 12:00 each class day.  Zooms will be recorded and put on a dedicated google classroom site.  Each class will have an assignment that will need to be turned in through google classroom in order to receive a certificate.   




    Students may not miss any class or assignment.  If students miss the live zoom class, it will be up to them when they watch the recorded zoom meeting and turn in the assignment.  All assignments are due by the last day of the course. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.  


    Sign-ups and cost:


    Students or parents can sign up by contacting Mr. Davidson directly. The course is limited to 36 students and needs at least 12 students to run. 

    The cost of the course is $200/student. Full payment must be made prior to the first class on 6/28/21.  Checks should be made to Geneseo Central Schools and given to Kathy Mackey in the main office. 

     Any current 16-year-olds or older are eligible for the course.  The first preference will be for Geneseo CSD students. Any remaining slots can be from other school districts.  Students must be 16 by 6/28/21. 


    Instructor - Mr. Davidson:


    Mr. Davidson has been an Earth Science teacher at Geneseo High School for the past 12 years. He has a permanent New York State driver education certificate and has been teaching driver education in Geneseo for the past 8 years.  


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chris Davidson at chrisdavidson@geneseocsd.org.