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A new program allows students in the Greene County School District to take the required driving knowledge test without having to go to a designated Department of Motor Vehicles location with the Iowa Department of Transportation.

The school district has partnered with the DOT for the “Skip the Trip” program where students, ages 14 and older who don’t already have an Iowa instruction permit, can take the driver knowledge test at either the middle or high school. The remote testing sites are in the middle school library or the high school computer lab. The tests are administered by Rona Challen at the middle school and Charlie Hane at the high school. They are both approved by the school and agency officials.

Once a student successfully passes the test, they will receive a test recipient email. A copy of that email will then need to be brought to a driver’s license service center, along with proof of identity and age, Iowa residency, Social Security card, and a parental consent form. Your parent/guardian must take you to the driver’s license center to get your instruction permit.

11The test manuals can be found by clicking this link:   

For questions on the program, contact Challen at or call 515-386-8126) or Charlie Hane at or call 515-386-2188. You can also visit for more information on Skip the Trip program.