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Traffic Education (TE)  Reimbursement $104.35 per TE student in 2016

The 2016 Traffic Education Reimbursement will be sent to county treasurers in early August.  The OPI will distribute $875,000 from Driver License fees to 132 school districts offering state-approved Traffic Education programs.  During the 2015-2016 school year 8385 students completed traffic education.  District costs were partially offset by state reimbursement amounting to $104.35 per TE student.

Reports showing the 2016 reimbursement by county and school district are posted on the OPI's Traffic Education Reports and also on School Finance Payments to Schools (click on the Traffic Education tab).

Deposit into Fund 18 Traffic Education Fund
Revenue Code 3260 - State Driver Education Reimbursement 

If you have questions, contact the Traffic Education office at (406) 444-4432 or email fpenner-ray@mt.gov

Driver Education reimbursement fluctuates from year to year depending upon the number of driver license renewals and other dynamic variables. The amount of FY2016 reimbursement compared to previous years reflects the number students and driver license sales which is the source of funding for the state special revenue Traffic Education account.

Traffic Education Data & Reporting System. If you are entering traffic education forms via the Traffic Education Data & Reporting System (TEDRS), thank you! Most of our traffic education program staff are using TEDRS to enter student lists as well as program applications and year-end reports. If you are not yet signed up for TEDRS, e-mail your name, school district, phone number and email address to pborneman@mt.gov and a username will be assigned to you.

You can use TEDRS to:

1. Submit your TE01 District Application  before your traffic education course begins. You can submit this application anytime during the year, but it MUST be approved BEFORE the start of the traffic ed course.

2. Submit your TE03 and TE04 Certification/Student List(s), print TELL permits and completion certificates. These are entered at the start of each traffic ed course and finished when the class ends.

3. Submit your TE06 Year-End Report before July 10 for programs with courses that end between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. You can submit your year-end report anytime during the year as long as your program for the school year has concluded.

Visit the OPI’s Traffic Education web page for helpful resources, forms, reports, and a listing of approved traffic education programs as well as the standards and requirements for running a successful traffic education program.