Drivers' Ed. Track at AHS May Be Replaced by New After-School Center
The drivers’ education track at Albemarle High School may be replaced by a new Boys & Girls Club after-school center.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The drivers’ education track at Albemarle High School (AHS) could be undergoing some changes soon.
"This is a proposal. The potential down side is that it would displace the driving range, which is a very popular program for our Albemarle County students," said incoming-Superintendent Matthew Haas.
If the center is approved, the driving course gets moved elsewhere. One idea is to put it behind the middle school. Haas believes this could allow for a more modern course that could accommodate more than just cars.
Some instructors say they would want to see testing for other driving skills too: "People can work on their commercial licenses, their bus licenses, emergency vehicles," Karen Waters-Wicks listed.
They say getting state vehicles involved could generate revenue.
"We could really blow it out, and do a really state-of-the-art facility," said Waters-Wicks
The goal is to meet the needs for more after-school programs, but also to make sure a proper drivers education course exists.
"The difficult thing is just trying to figure out what program will serve the most students in the best way," Haas said.