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

Karel Schone
217.243.1804
kschone@roe1.net

ROE #1 Bus Driver Classes 2020-2021 Schedule

Bus Driver Initial Classes

Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th Street, Quincy, IL 62301 Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:00 am-5:00 pm Beardstown Gard School - 400 E. 15th St. Beardstown, Il Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th St., Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th St., Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th St., Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:00 am - 5:00 pm TBD Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quincy Bus Barn - 121 N. 20th St., Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087

Bus Driver Refresher Classes

Tuesday, July 29, 2020 5:00 - 7:00 pm Beardstown Gard School - 400 E. 15th St., Beardstown, IL Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Monday, August 3, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm Liberty High School - Liberty, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm Central High School - Camp Point, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm Unity High School - Mendon, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm Payson Elementary School - Payson, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Quincy High School - Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Quincy High School - Quincy, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm Pikeland Community School - Pittsfield, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 pm Pittsfield High School - Pittsfield, IL Airen O'Cheltree - 217.277.2087
Monday, May 17, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 pm Brown County Middle School - Cafeteria Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 pm A-C Central - High School Cafeteria Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 pm Illinois School for the Deaf - Media Center Karel Schone - 217.243.1804
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 5:00 - 7:00 pm Illinois School for the Deaf - Media Center Karel Schone - 217.243.1804