Atlantic School Board approves Driver’s Ed contract for Summer 2013


November 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Board of Education Monday night, approved a contract with the Deluxe Driving Academy, based in Carroll, to offer Driver’s Education to students in the district, beginning with the Summer of 2013. The Academy’s bid of $345 per student was the lowest of two which had been received for the course.

The Academy will use qualified teachers from the district as instructors for the course, along with vehicles the district will provide. Business Manager Mary Beth Fast said the arrangement will save the district money in the long run. Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein agreed, and added that it will provide students more opportunities to drive, by offering more classes with fewer students in each class than had previously been possible.

The district will still collect money for the courses, but it won’t have to worry about the necessary paperwork and the standard payroll obligations. Those will be handled by Deluxe Driving Academy.