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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 6-28.1

INSTRUCTION

Driver Education: Certifications of Enrollment/Counseling

A.  Certification of Enrollment

Form PPS-1116 State Department of Education Certification of Enrollment is to be used to document enrollment when a minor is applying for an instructional permit. No certification of good academic standing is needed.

If a student has passed his/her eighteenth birthday, no certificate of enrollment, counseling or good academic standing requirement is required. However, certification of having completed the classroom instruction in driver education, is required.

Editor's Note
Derived from Department of Education memorandum 8/15/90.

B.  Certification of Counseling

1.  Procedures

Form PPS-1115 State Department of Education Certification of Counseling is to be used to provide documentation that a minor, not currently enrolled in school, has received counseling on the importance of remaining in school . It may be used for those cases in which a minor is applying for an instructional permit or a driver's license and is unable to provide proof of enrollment. Students should go to the school of last enrollment for counseling.

Editor's Note
See also Department of Education memorandum 8/15/90 on Certification Requirements.

2.  Counseling Guidelines

Counseling should be provided by an appropriately qualified staff member. The primary focus of the counseling with the minor will be that of assisting the person to understand the importance of enrollment, membership, and the completion of an education program. The counseling may include the following:

a.  consequences of leaving school without a marketable skill (that expected lifetime earning of dropouts are less than half of those who stay in school; that dropouts typically experience higher unemployment rates than those who have completed their educational program; that fewer career choices, options, and advancement opportunities are available for the dropout),

b.  recognition of abilities, interests, values, and personality traits,

c.  goal setting strategies,

d.  problems solving and decision making,

e.  ability to gather, process and act upon information about self and work choices,

f.  ability to perceive the relationship between academic content learned in the school and its application to life and career choices.

Editor's Note
The preceding guidelines derived from [State] Supts. Memo. No. 91, July 3, 1990.

 

Approved by Superintendent:  October 19, 1993