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Transportation Guides

New Bus Drivers

  • New bus drivers are required to participate in an eight hour initial training course.
  • Register for an Initial course (click links below) and submit payment to ROE #53, 414 Court St., Suite 100, Pekin, IL 61554
    • Cost is $10.00
    • Personal or district check, cash, or money orders are accepted forms of payment (no credit/debit cards)
    • Driver data will not be entered into the state system until the course is completed and payment has been received by ROE #53.
  • Must be employed by bus company or school district.
  • Full List of Eligibility Requirements - IL Secretary of State
  • Bus Driver Physical Form 

Permit Renewal

  • In accordance with Public Act 88-612, all school bus drivers are required to complete an annual refresher safety course before their school bus driver permit can be renewed. This course runs 2 hours.
  • All fees are $10.00. Registration (click links below) and fees are due 4 days prior to class. Driver data will not be entered into the state system until the course is completed and payment has been received by ROE #53.
    • Personal or district check, cash, or money orders are accepted forms of payment (no credit/debit cards)
  • Drivers are responsible for providing their district or company a copy of their certification card.

Refresher Course Guidance for Renewal - 35 Ill. Reg. 7412 (April 2011)

  • Your first refresher training after April 21, 2011 established what is known as your Annual Refresher Date. 
    • The very first Refresher course you take must be within 364 days of your Initial training date.
    • The date of your first refresher establishes your Annual Refresher Date
  • This date does not change anymore if you complete your refresher no more than 60 days prior to your Annual Refresher Date.
  • BUT... if you complete your refresher more than 60 days prior to the annual date, that date will become your new Annual Refresher Date.
  • BE CAREFUL... If you don't complete the refresher before your anniversary date, your bus permit expires and you cannot legally transport students. If you then go more than 30 days past your Annual Refresher Date without completing a refresher, you must retake the 8-hour Initial course and start from scratch with the process.

Driver verification will be input into the state system upon both successful course completion and cash, check or money order payment to ROE #53, 414 Court St., Suite 100, Pekin, IL 61554.

Bus Driver Training Schedule

Exact locations will be finalized and updated soon and times may be adjusted slightly to accommodate trainers and host sites.

 

DATE  TYPE - INSTRUCTOR TIME

LOCATION 

 

 

August 12, 2017 

Initial: Registration 

 

 

 

Initial

Instructor: Oplt

 

8:00 - 4:00

 

 

 

Metamora Grade School

815 E Chatham St, Metamora, IL 61548

Bus Barn 

 

September 26, 2017 

 Refresher: Registration 

 Refresher 

Instructor: Stier

6:00 - 8:00


 

Illini Central High School

208 Northwest Ave, Mason City, IL 62664

 

 

 

September 30, 2017

Initial: Registration 

 

 

 Initial 

Instructor: Stier

 

 8:00-4:00

 

 

Pekin Bus Barn 

1130 Koch Street 

 

 

 

October 17, 2017

Refresher: Registration

 

 

  

Refresher

Instructor: Adams

 

6:00-8:00pm 

 

East Peoria Central JH 

601 Taylor Street, East Peoria

 

 

November 2, 2017

Refresher: Registration

 

 

 

 Refresher

Instructor: Adams

 

6:00-8:00pm 

 

 Morton Admin. Building

1050 South Fourth Street, Morton 

 

 

November 4, 2017

Initial: Registration

 

 

 

 Initial 

Instructor: Ulrich

 

8:00-4:00

 

Pekin Bus Barn

1130 Koch Street 

 

 


414 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554 | Phone: 309-477-2290 | Fax: 309-347-3735
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30-4:30 & Fridays 8:30-4:00