(a) Only those pupils may receive instruction in the laboratory-phase of driver education who hold a valid student license issued by school authorities, meet the age and other requirements of Education Code Section 51850 and come within regulations adopted by the governing board under that section, and meet physical and mental qualifications as specified in Vehicle Code Section 12804. Screening examinations shall include a test of the hearing and eyesight of the applicant and such other matters as may be necessary to determine the applicant s mental and physical fitness to operate a motor vehicle upon the highways and whether any ground exists for refusal of the student license under the Vehicle Code. Screening examinations shall be subject to the provisions of Sections 590, 591, 592, and 593 of this title and of Section 49452 of the Education Code.
(b) Districts shall include in the regulations adopted by the local governing board provisions to determine who can profit by and who shall receive instruction in the laboratory-phase of driver education.
(c) In addition, all districts shall include in the regulations a provision that the student and his parent or guardian shall signify that the student will utilize his training through parental/student activities directed to licensing within six months after the course shall have been completed
(d) Students who have satisfactorily completed the laboratory-phase of driver education and who repeat the course shall not be included for excess cost reimbursement pursuant to Education Code Section 41304(b).
(Amended by Register 77, No. 39.)