Driver’s Education Classes in January 2019

The next session of Brother Martin’s Driver’s Education Course will take place from January 3 - January 11 located in Room 200 in the Cor Jesu Building.  The cost of the 30-hour course, including the driving portion, is $430. Students must be at least in eighth grade and 14 years and nine months minimum. All students must complete the registration form and sign-up sheet, listed below, and return the completed forms as soon as possible with the payment to the Student Services Office. Students may also pick up a sign-up sheet at Student Services.

The class times will take place:

  • Thurs., Jan. 3 from 3:15 - 6:45 PM.
  • Fri., Jan. 4 from 3:15 - 6:45 PM
  • *Sat., Jan. 5 from 12:15 - 6:45 PM*
  • Mon., Jan. 7 from 3:15 - 6:45 PM
  • Tues., Jan. 8 from 3:15 - 6:45 PM
  • Wed., Jan. 9 from 3:15 - 6:45 PM
  • Thurs., Jan. 10 from 3:15 - 6:45 PM
  • Fri., Jan. 11 from 3:15 - 6:45 PM

*1/2 hour break on Saturday - Please bring your own snack.*

All checks should be made payable to Brother Martin High School. Your payment reserves your spot in class and the enrollment is limited to the first 24 students to sign-up and submit payment.

In addition, there will be a mandatory parent meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19th in the Benson Mall. Again, this meeting is mandatory if your son/daughter wants to enroll in the class.

Please read below about the new Temporary Instructional Permit required by the OMV.

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) will implement the Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP) effective September 4, 2018.

A TIP is a class “E” credential that will indicate “Temporary Instruction Permit” in the header.  All students enrolled in a driver education or pre-licensing course on or after the effective date must present a TIP.  In addition, the student must have the TIP in their possession when operating a motor vehicle during the 'behind the wheel' portion of the instruction and when accompanied by a licensed driver education instructor or during the administration of a road skills test.

A copy of the TIP must be maintained in the student's file.  The issue date of the TIP, enrollment date and instruction date will all be verified for compliance.

As all Office of Motor Vehicles identification requirements apply to the TIP, it will no longer be necessary to maintain copies of birth certificates, social security cards, etc.  This will only be necessary if there is not a clear connection of the domiciliary parent to the student.

Upon completion of driver’s education, the TIP will be surrendered to OMV along with proof of completion of the appropriate driver’s education course and any other necessary documents.  There is no additional cost to convert from the TIP to a Learner’s Permit for a minor.

Additional information is found in Act 317 of the 2016 regular legislative session. If there are any additional questions, please contact the Training and Certification Unit at (225) 925-1795.  

In addition, please see the informational flyer below about the class. Questions regarding Driver’s Ed at Brother Martin should be directed to Mr. Jimmy Gatti. Mr. Gatti can be reached via email at

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