Jack Jones – Driver Education Coordinator
RMV Professional Driving Instructor (PDI) since March 2008
1401 Main Street | Holden MA 01520 | Room D103
p: 508-829-6771 ext 1000
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We have been dedicated to teaching students to be responsible, safe drivers for more than 40 years
We are a Public School Driver Education Program: A driver’s education program taught to students who live within the Wachusett Regional School District. The programs is offered at the public high school as part of a education program, sponsored by the local school district. Wachusett High School faculty members or employees of the school district that are licensed by the RMV to teach the driver’s education program.
Students advance through the required MassDOT – RMV program at their own pace.
Our students are the best instructed drivers in the district. When the students pass their road test they are newly licensed, but safe drivers.
Some facts about our program are;
- The Vehicles we use are 2017 and 2018 Ford Focus
- They are brand new and are turned in every 2 years.
Every class is taken to our auto shop where they are shown and participate in automotive basics. How to: change a flat tire, checking fluids, the battery, etc.
Every class has outside speakers to enhance student learning
Some of our speakers represent:
Our school resource officer Sean Mckiernan MA State Police, Holden PD, Rutland PD, Paxton PD, Princeton PD,
Brain Injury Institute of MA UMass Memorial Health Care, Injury Prevention Center, Automotive Service manager- certified mechanic, Insurance company –staff, and Parent speakers who have had a family loss.
For the school community:
- A student assembly is held every May of each school year for our Junior class that relates to safe driving
- 500+ juniors attend.
In the past the following have presented:
- Mass State Police
- Brain Injury Assoc. of MA
- James Butcher P.O.
- Dr. Mariann Manno M.D. UMass Memorial
- Sarah Panzau Evans
For the several years, an emphasis has been placed on the Safe Driving Law which limits and or prohibits cell phone use. A driving simulator truck or trailer has visited the school. UMass and Arbella Insurance sponsor the driving simulator. Teens get a chance to see the dangers of texting while driving.