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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 16 : Education

Chapter 023 : Courses of Study

Subchapter 005 : Student Driver Education and Training Program

(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 1047a)
  • § 1047a. Driver’s education grants

    (a) The purpose of the driver’s education grant program is to provide increased availability and quality of driver’s education programs for Vermont students to prepare them for the responsibilities and requirements of safely operating a motor vehicle.

    (b) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and the Secretary of Education shall cooperatively establish and implement a driver’s education grant program that improves the availability and quality of driver’s education programs. Eligible applicants shall include Vermont public secondary and career and technical centers and supervisory unions on behalf of a school or schools. Grant awards shall be up to $12,500.00. Eligible activities shall include one or more of the following:

    (1) proposals and activities that result in increased parental involvement;

    (2) increased availability of driver’s education, including reducing waiting lists;

    (3) increased exposure to nighttime driving;

    (4) increased exposure to diverse weather conditions;

    (5) costs associated with the purchase and use of simulators;

    (6) increased practice with the operation of standard transmissions;

    (7) creative proposals designed to reduce alcohol abuse among enrolled students, including peer counseling;

    (8) training opportunities for educators; and

    (9) purchase of materials and equipment designed to enhance curricula. (Added 1999, No. 140 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; amended 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 107, eff. Feb. 14, 2014.)