Pipestone Area Schools will be offering one classroom session of drivers education this summer during the month of May and June.  The classroom session will run according to the times and dates listed below.  The classroom will be held in-person at the PAS high school auditorium.  Your son/daughter must bring a three-ring binder, notebook, writing utensil, and appropriate attitude.  If students have a chromebook or laptop, they may bring it to access driver education materials. Letters will be mailed out to all PAS 8th grade students and older who have not taken the course. 

The total cost for classroom and behind-the-wheel is $260.00. This can be paid to Carol Rudie in the District/Business office. Checks can be made out to PAS Drivers Education. This will be the only session of classroom Driver Education for the summer of 2021! Parents remind your son/daughter that they will not pass this course unless they attend ALL sessions. Falling asleep, causing disruptions or missing class will cause failure and force your child to wait until the summer of 2022 to retake this course.

The State of Minnesota has a graduated driving license system. The first step for your child is to complete 30 hours of classroom instruction. At the age of fifteen (15), they may take the State’s written test. After passing they may practice drive with a licensed adult of at least 21 years of age. Students should practice drive 25+ hours before contacting Mr. Zollner for behind-the-wheel instruction. A new laws also states that parents and students must certify 50 hours of practice driving before taking the driving test with a state examiner. There is one way to reduce the 50 hour total and that is by attending a Parent/Student Night. Families that attend have a reduction of 10 hours off their certified driving.  The date for this is Wednesday, May 26 from 6:00 to 7:30pm.  This will be held in the high school auditorium.

Driver's Education will be held th following dates from 8:30am to 12:00pm:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21
May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 28
  June 1      
Behind the Wheel Information
Scheduling behind the wheel instruction will start Tuesday, April 20.  Students must sign-up in the HS office. 

Behind-the-Wheel Protocols
  • Assumption of Risk Waiver signed by parent for minor child
  • Student is feeling ill, please call instructor to reschedule
  • Vehicle will be disinfected with wipes between drivers
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available in the vehicle
  • Students are recommended to wear a mask
  • Instructors are recommended to wear a mask
  • Two (2) students will be allowed in the car with instructor