• Driver's Education

  • USD266 Maize offers two programs in driver educations; face-to-face and online.  Both programs strive to prepare students in driver education to become knowledgeable and respectful of the law, to learn basic driving skills, and to develop a responsible attitude toward driving.  The instructors will provide critical experience to students, involve parents in the process, and foster cooperative interactions with others in the driving environment.



    Online Dr. Ed. is a district course offered to high school students who meet the minimum age requirement of 14. This course is offered each term during the school year. The bookwork is available 24/7 online and the driving is done after school. Typical drive times are 3-4:30pm; 4:30-6:00pm and sometimes 6-7:00pm depending on student enrollment. The course is pass/fail (.5 credit) and the cost is $200. 


    Term 1:  August 17, 2020 Student/Parent Enrollment Night 

    * 6:00pm; MHS Lecture Hall


    Term 2:  October 12, 2020 Student/Parent Enrollment Night      

    * 6:00pm; MHS Lecture Hall


    Term 3:  January 11, 2021 Student/Parent Enrollment Night 

    *6:00 pm; MHS Lecture Hall


    Term 4:  March 22, 2021 Student/Parent Enrollment Night

    *6:00 pm; MHS Lecture Hall


    2020 Summer Driver Education Canceled

    April 28, 2020

    Dear OneMa1ze parent/guardian: 

    Maize USD 266 administrators have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Driver Education program that was scheduled to begin on June 1, 2020. Unfortunately, with the uncertainty of state mandates concerning COVID-19 and current social distancing guidelines, it will not be possible to complete the summer driver education program.

    Although we will not be offering driver education this summer, Maize USD 266 driving instructors do suggest students go to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as soon as they turn 14 to obtain a learner’s permit. Students are required to hold a learner’s permit for a full calendar year, so the sooner your child obtains a permit, the better. In order to obtain a learner’s permit, students will need to take the Kansas Driving Handbook test and pass a vision test at the DMV. The Kansas Driving Handbook can be downloaded here.  Please note ALL Kansas DMV exam stations are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Check the DMV website at https://www.ksrevenue.org/dovindex.html for updates.  Once students have maintained a learner’s permit for one year and have completed a driver education course, students will be able to obtain a restricted driver’s license (Graduated Driver License Requirements for Teen Drivers). 

    Please check e-mails sent from the district and the district website at www.usd266.com for updated information in regard to driver education offered during the 2020-21 school year and the summer of 2021. While we understand the hardship this cancellation may cause your child and family, we must prioritize the health and well-being of our students and staff members, as well as uphold the requirements and recommendations issued due to COVID-19.

    Thank you, 


    Curtis Klein 

    Maize USD 266 Driving Instructor



    Elizabeth Parker

    Coordinator of Secondary Education and Special Programs