Jeffrey Behnke, Coordinator Phone: 845-298-5000 ext. 40137 & 40130
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. September 1st-June 30
Office Location: Ketcham H.S. Annex (we are located in the blue building up on the hill to the left of Ketcham) 99 Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls
Mailing Address: Wappingers Central School District, Attn: Driver Education, PO Box 396, Hopewell Junction NY 12533
Driver Education Announcements
Dates & registration information for both summer sessions are now available. See links to the left. Deadline to receive applications for Session I is Friday, June 16th by 12:30 pm. Deadline for Session II is Friday, July 14th.
Attention RCK Lecture Students: There will be a mandatroy LECTURE make-up on FRIDAY, APRIL 28th for all students who normally have lecture on Tuesdays at Ketcham H.S. This is to make-up for the Tuesday, 3/14 school closure. All students who usually have lecture on Tuesday must attend this mandatory make-up. Students who regularly drive on Tuesdays out of Ketcham will be contacted directly by their in-car instructor as to when the in-car make-ups will be.
Attention JJ THURSDAY Lecture Students: There will be mandatory LECTURE make-ups on FRIDAY, APRIL 21st & FRIDAY, MAY 12th for all students who normally have lecture on Thursdays at John Jay H.S. This is to make-up for the Tuesday, 2/9 & 3/14 school closures. All students who usually have lecture on Thursday must attend these mandatory make-ups. Students who regularly drive on Thursdays out of John Jay will be contacted directly by their in-car instructor as to when the in-car make-ups will be.
Driver Education Program Information
Wappingers runs four Driver Education programs each year:
Fall program - usually runs mid September through January - dates are usually posted on the website in early August
Winter/Spring program - usually runs early February through Memorial Day - dates are usually posted on the website in early/mid November
Summer session I - usually runs late June through about the third week in July - dates are usually posted on the website in late March/early April
Summer session II - usually runs end of July through about the third week in August - dates are usually posted on the website in late March/early April
The fall & winter/spring programs are 16 week programs. Students have a 1-1/2 hour lecture & a 1-1/2 in-car lesson once a week for 16 weeks.
The two summer program are condensed 4-week programs. Students have a 1-1/2 hour lecture & a 1-1/2 in-car lesson every day, Monday through Thursday, for 4 weeks.
We do not accept applications for a session until the dates for that session are posted on the website.
Please call the office prior to coming to make sure someone is there. You may also drop registrations off in the Continuing Ed/Driver Ed DROP BOX located outside the door of the Continuing Ed office at the RCK Annex. You will receive a confirmation letter in the mail once your registration is processed.
WEATHER POLICY: In case of inclement weather, when after school activities are canceled for Wappingers Central School District, then all Driver Ed lecture classes and in-car driving sessions are canceled as well.