As a result of both Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement on May 21st that there will be no in-person summer school this year and New York State (NYS) not approving further online learning for Driver’s Education, the Hauppauge School District will be suspending its Driver’s Education program for the rest of the current school year. In-person Driver’s Education is also cancelled for the summer.
When school reopens, all enrolled students returning for the 2020-2021 school year will be able to complete the course. Once the course resumes, students who completed their three hours of distance learning assignments posted by Mr. Trupia will receive credit for their work. If the Hauppauge School District receives more information that changes this plan, it will be communicated as soon as possible.
All graduating students currently enrolled in Driver’s Education will be entitled to a refund based on the amount of time left in the program. They will also receive a 5-hour certificate (MV-278). This certificate will allow students to schedule a road test once New York State resumes those operations. Refunds will be processed after June 1st, during which time the Hauppauge School District will be issuing 5-hour certificates. Direct communication will take place with students to schedule times to pick up their certificates.
Any questions regarding the Hauppauge School District’s Driver’s Education program and refunds can be sent to Mr. Wieckhorst at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Surico at email@example.com. General questions regarding NYS laws governing Driver’s Education and licensing can be sent to EMSCDRVED@nysed.gov. Additionally, the latest guidance provided by NYS regarding Driver’s Education programs can be accessed here.