Driver's Education

Due to COVID-19, we've had to make some changes to Summer Behind the Wheel. On June 4, The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) added additional guidelines for Summer Behind the Wheel which include:

•Only two students and one instructor will be allowed per vehicle.

•Face coverings must be worn, unless medically contraindicated. Students will be given a mask and should bring it every day. Students who do not bring their mask, will not be able to drive. Students should ensure that their mask is frequently cleaned at home.

•No eating or drinking will be allowed in the vehicle.

•Vehicle windows should be opened as frequently as possible.

•No stops will be made during the training that are not applicable to driver’s education to reduce the amount of time in the vehicle.

•Hand hygiene with soap and water or hand sanitizer should be conducted before and after driving. Hand sanitizer will also be placed in each vehicle.
•The steering wheel, door handles, seatbelt fastener, controls/dials that the driver would come in contact with, keys, etc. will be cleaned and disinfected in between each behind-the-wheel session.

•Regular and routine disinfection of vehicle seats will also take place.

•Students should stay at home if they are not feeling well and communicate with their instructor; there will be an opportunity to make up the drive. All students and staff will have their temperature taken upon arriving at the school.  Students with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will be sent home.  

Because the IDPH restricts each vehicle to two students rather than three, our District has had to make slight adjustments to our Behind the Wheel Driving times and schedule. Please see below.

NEW Summer Driving Calendars
-Sessions C & D
-Sessions A & B

NEW Driving Schedule 
Click here to view student driving times.

Any student who would no longer like to participate in Summer Behind the Wheel can request a refund from the district by filling out this form.

What about permits?
At this point, every student should have received their permit by mail. If a student has not received their permit yet, please call your school as soon as possible. No student will be able to drive without a permit.

Bremen - 708-396-8123
Hillcrest - 708-647-4823
Oak Forest - 708-342-8323
Tinley Park - 708-342-8223

If the student is holding at home a signed permit that needs to go to the DMV, please drop it off at the main office of your student's high school with a $20 check or money order (made out to “Secretary of State”) as soon as possible.

Additional Documents & Info.
Illinois Secretary of State Resources
Behind the Wheel Driving Log
How To Register Guide

  • Registration for DE classroom will only be done over the phone by calling 708.647.4831.