Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Driver's Ed. This Summer

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Originally uploaded by Toni_V
We found out yesterday that Driver's Ed. and Advanced Language Arts 10 are both going to be at the same time next year. That means that if Cory wants to take Driver's Ed. (the classroom portion), he will have to take it this summer during summer school. Either that or we will need to sign him up for a private driving school. Since summer school isn't going to cost us anything, except probably transportation back and forth to school for six weeks, summer school seems to be the best choice. He could have bus transportation to school for the first four weeks, but he would have to choose another summer school class, and he isn't interested in any of them. We thought maybe he could help the band teacher out, but her classes are all going to be held in Eagle at the Elementary school. So that won't work. Either way we would have to provide transportation the last 2 weeks of class.

This basically takes his whole summer. Summer school starts about a week after school lets out and goes through the end of July. Yes, it isn't all day every day, but he will still have to get up and get going in the mornings. I guess it's good that he won't be able to sleep his summer away. I'm not really looking forward to going back and forth to Palmyra a couple of times every day, but Beth should be able to help with that since she can drive now. With the cost of gas, it will end up costing at least a couple dollars every day, but that really is cheap compared to the cost of a driving school. Hopefully next summer when he takes the driving portion of the class it will still be free - like it was for Beth last year. Driver's Ed. is seriously a good deal in this district. We really should be thankful for that.

Cory was figuring this would be his last summer to spend some time with his grandparents in Kentucky, but now he won't get to do that. We'll have to tell the grandparents. Perhaps they can come visit us for a while. Then we could all spend some time with them.