The highest-ranking High School has a good reputation for getting great students.
Now, they’re trying to get back to that reputation.
The district has decided to hire a new driver school.
The district is looking for a new high school driver school after the school’s driver instructor left in May 2018 and the district was forced to hire an external driver for the rest of the school year.
The new driver will be a veteran of more than a decade of driving school and will start at the school in January 2019, according to Superintendent Jeff Miller.
Miller said the district is now in the process of interviewing about 150 applicants, with the hiring of the driver school expected to begin in January.
He did not give an average number of applicants.
A lot of our drivers are from our community and have been driving for us for a long time, and that’s something we really value, he said.
We really want to see people who have been working in our school, who have done a lot of work in our community, to be able to get a good experience driving, Miller said.
Miller also said he’s concerned about the safety of the students, saying that driver school programs can become “toxic” because students get involved in dangerous driving.
In the past, students who participated in the driver schools at the high school have been expelled, Miller noted.
The school is located in the town of Lacey, about 10 miles north of Burdick.
Miller said he hopes the school can bring the community together in a way that makes the experience safer for students.
He said the school is working with other districts to find a new location, which is expected to be in Dekah.