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Bus Driver Training

Bus Transportation Services

The Regional Office of Education is responsible for conducting and keeping records of the initial training that is required for all new school bus drivers prior to getting a bus permit, and for the annual refresher workshop that is required in the 12 month period prior to renewing their school bus permit. Experienced drivers must take a two hour refresher course annually, and all new drivers must take an eight hour course in school bus driver safety and first aid, as prescribed by the Illinois State Board of Education and administered by the ROE. 

School Bus Driver Refresher Course Information

  • The first refresher training following initial training must be completed within one year (365 days) from the date of initial training. The date of the first refresher training will be known as the refresher date.
  • In the event that an individual completes subsequent refresher training between the actual refresher date and 60 days prior to that refresher date, the next annual refresher date will not change. In the event refresher training is completed more than 60 days prior to the refresher date, the date the driver completes the refresher training will become the new annual refresher date.

If you have questions about bus driver training, please contact one of our offices.

Quincy Office

Ginger Scott
217.277.2084
gscott@roe1.net

Jacksonville Office

Karel Schone
217.243.1804
kschone@roe1.net

ROE #1 Bus Driver Classes 2019-2020 Schedule

Bus Driver Initial Classes

Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Beardstown Gard School - 400 E. 15th St., Beardstown, IL Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Saturday, August 31, 2019 8:00 am-5:00 pm Beardstown Gard School - 400 E. 15th St. Beardstown, Il Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Saturday, September 14, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th St., Quincy, IL Ginger Scott - 217.277.2084
Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Illinois School for the Deaf - 125 Webster Ave., Jacksonville, IL Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th St., Quincy, IL Ginger Scott - 217.277.2084
Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th St., Quincy, IL Ginger Scott - 217.277.2084

Bus Driver Refresher Classes

Monday, July 1, 2019 5:00 - 7:00 pm Illinois School for the Deaf - Media Center Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:00 - 7:00 pm Beardstown Gard School - 400 E. 15th St., Beardstown, IL Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Monday, August 5, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm Liberty High School - Liberty, IL Ginger Scott - 217.277.2084
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm Central High School - Camp Point, IL Ginger Scott - 217.277.2084
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm Unity High School - Mendon, IL Ginger Scott - 217.277.2084
Thursday, August 8, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm Payson Elementary School - Payson, IL Ginger Scott - 217.277.2084
Monday, August 12, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Quincy High School - Quincy, IL Ginger Scott - 217.277.2084
Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm Pikeland Community School - Pittsfield, IL Ginger Scott - 217.277.2084
Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:00 - 9:00 pm Pittsfield High School - Pittsfield, IL Ginger Scott - 217.277.2084
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 pm Brown County Middle School - Cafeteria Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 pm A-C Central - High School Cafeteria Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 pm Illinois School for the Deaf - Media Center Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:00 - 7:00 pm Illinois School for the Deaf - Media Center Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:00 - 7:00 pm Beardstown Gard School - 400 E. 15th St., Beardstown, IL Karel Schone - 217.243.1804