Pipestone Area Schools will be offering one classroom session of drivers education this summer during the month of June. The classroom session will run according to the times and dates listed below. The classroom will be held in the PAS high school auditorium. Your son/daughter must bring a three-ring binder, notebook, writing utensil, and appropriate attitude.

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 2020! 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 2021 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. Due to COVID 19, this date will be announced later.

Driver’s Education will be held the following dates from 8:00am to 11:00pm via Zoom

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
        May 29
June 1 June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5
June 8 June 9 June 10 June 11  
Behind the Wheel Information
Scheduling behind the wheel instruction can be done by calling Mr. Zollner at 507-215-1434.  He will take reservations on a first call basis.  

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
  • Temperature check will be taken before student is allowed to drive
  • If temperature is at or above 100.2 degrees, student will not be allowed to drive
  • 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