Driver Education Information

The Ohio Department of Public Safety in 2022 approved the Muskingum Ohio Valley Educational Service Center (MOV ESC) Driving School clearing the way for Driver Education programs across the region in 14 districts. The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center (MVESC), in collaboration with the Ohio Valley Educational Service Center (OVESC), developed and implemented the program to meet a need expressed by the districts, as well as to address a significant barrier to student employment.

Here Is How It Works

The course includes 24 hours of online instruction followed by eight (8) hours in-vehicle instruction. Upon successful completion, the student will receive a certificate from our school that is presented to the BMV when taking their driving test.

The total cost of the driver education program is $350, and it is broken down into two payments. The first payment is a $100 deposit, and this will register the student for the program. The second payment of $250 is required before starting behind-the-wheel training.

Below is a list of schools and their respective site coordinators currently participating in the MOV ESC Driver Education program. Only students currently enrolled at participating schools (below) are eligible to partake in the MOV ESC Driver Education program:

  • Belpre City Schools: Jessica Madison
  • Caldwell Exempted Village School District: Tiffiny Sidwell
  • Crooksville Exempted Village School District: Mary Ann Headley
  • East Muskingum Local Schools: Jana Cowden
  • Fairfield Union Local Schools: Deanna Throckmorton
  • Fayette Local School District: Janna Ballmer
  • Fort Frye Local School District: Suzi White
  • Frontier Local School District: Beth Brown
  • Hamilton Local Schools: Daniel Whitney
  • Lancaster City Schools: Molly DiTommaso
  • Marietta City Schools: Beth Bauerbach
  • Morgan Local Schools: Tiffany Bragg
  • New Lexington School District: Penny Murray
  • Noble Local Schools: Jill Franklin
  • Northern Local Schools: Alicia Stockler
  • River View Local Schools: Katie Wesney
  • Southern Local Schools: Keista Wickham
  • Switzerland of Ohio Local School District site coordinators are:
    • Beallsville: Sandy Doudna
    • Monroe: Junior Winland
    • River: Jim Miller
  • Warren Local School District: Jody Turner
  • Wolf Creek Local School District: Missy Antill
  • Zanesville City Schools District: Aaron White

Site coordinators will provide the training agreement and necessary details.  The process is outlined below:

  1. Obtain a driving permit.
  2. See site coordinator to receive initial documents and agreement forms.
  3. Make the initial deposit of $100. Payment can be conveniently made through our online payment portal using a credit card. Alternatively, cash or check payments are also accepted. Checks may be delivered in person or sent via mail to our MVESC Zanesville office, addressed to the attention of Driver Education to the address below:
    Muskingum Valley ESC
    205 N. 7th Street
    Zanesville, Ohio 43701
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  4. Once payment is received, please see your school’s site coordinator for the online class code.
  5. Complete the 24-hour online class (a certificate emailed to each student upon completion).
  6. Bring the certificate of online completion to your school’s site coordinator to schedule your eight (8) hours of behind-the-wheel training (Note: your driving permit must still be valid in order to schedule the in-car driving hours).
  7. Each participating district has a car that is used for in-vehicle instruction.
  8. The MOV ESC instructor accompanies the student for a total of eight hours of in-car driving instruction.  Our instructors will do their best to accommodate each student’s schedule to the best of their ability.
  9. After completion of the eight hours of in-car instruction, a certificate will be issued from the MOV ESC Driving School that you bring to the BMV when you take your driving test.

If you have questions, contact Stephen Michel via email at stephen.michel@mvesc.org for the quickest response. Phone inquiries can be made at 740-452-4518 ext. 1148. Feel free to reach out to your school district’s site coordinator, as well.

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