Drivers Ed Fees Disputed
Buffalo Grove atheist, Rob Sherman, sued the high school and the Northwest Suburban High School District 214, arguing that the drivers education fees that the school charges are unconstitutional. Sherman sought a temporary restraining order to prevent the Buffalo Grove High School from charging $350 for their drivers ed class.
The request was denied by Chancery Court Judge Peter Flynn.
At the moment, drivers education courses are not compulsory in the state of Illinois, however, teens are advised to take the class to prepare for their drivers license test. If the school discontinues offering drivers education classes, those students who still want to attend the class will have to turn to private drivers education classes, which are significantly more expensive, starting at $500.