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

Airen O'Cheltree
217.277.2084
aocheltree@roe1.net

Jacksonville Office

Stephanie Brockhouse
217.243.1804
sbrockhouse@roe1.net

ROE #1 Bus Driver Classes 2021-2022 Schedule

Please pre-register for the bus training classes by contacting Stephanie or Airen. Thank you!

Bus Driver Initial Classes

Saturday, July 10, 2021 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Jacksonville School District, Central Office, 211 W. State St., Jacksonville, IL Stephanie Brockhouse - 217.243.1804
Saturday, August 7, 2021 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th Street, Quincy, IL 62301 Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:00 am-5:00 pm Triopia School District, 2204 Concord-Arenzville Rd., Concord, IL Stephanie Brockhouse - 217.243.1804
Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th St., Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Wed. Sept. 29 & Thurs. Sept. 30, 2021 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th St., Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Saturday, November 13, 2021 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th St., Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Wed. Dec. 15 & Thurs. Dec. 16, 2021 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th St., Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Saturday, December 18, 2021 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Winchester High School Auditorium- 200 West Cross St. (Use East Parking Lot Entrance) Stephanie Brockhouse - 217.243.1804
Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Triopia School District, 2204 Concord-Arenzville Rd., Concord, IL Stephanie Brockhouse - 217.243.1804
Wed. Jan. 12 & Thurs. Jan. 13, 2022 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th St., Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Saturday, February 19, 2022 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th Street, Quincy, IL 62301 Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087

Bus Driver Refresher Classes

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 8:00 - 10:00 am Jacksonville High School Cafeteria - Jacksonville, IL Stephanie Brockhouse - 217.243.1804
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:00 - 7:00 pm Jacksonville High School Cafeteria - Jacksonville, IL Stephanie Brockhouse - 217.243.1804
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 5:00 - 7:00 pm Beardstown Gard School - 400 E. 15th St., Beardstown, IL Stephanie Brockhouse - 217.243.1804
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 pm Central High School - Camp Point, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 pm Unity High School - Mendon, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Thursday, August 5, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 pm Payson Elementary School - Payson, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Monday, August 9, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 pm Liberty High School - Liberty, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Thursday, August 12, 2021 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Quincy High School - Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Thursday, August 19, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 pm Pittsfield High School - Pittsfield, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Thursday, September 23, 2021 7:00 - 9:00 pm Pittsfield High School - Pittsfield, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:00 - 9:00 pm Quincy High School - Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Monday, May 16, 2022 5:00 - 7:00 pm Brown County Middle School Cafeteria - Mt. Sterling, IL Stephanie Brockhouse - 217.243.1804
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 5:00 - 7:00 pm A-C Central High School Cafeteria - Ashland, IL Stephanie Brockhouse - 217.243.1804
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:00 - 7:00 pm Illinois School for the Deaf - Media Center Stephanie Brockhouse - 217.243.1804
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:00 - 7:00 pm Illinois School for the Deaf - Media Center Stephanie Brockhouse - 217.243.1804