Dr. Lisa Caparelli-Ruff

Regional Superintendent

Bus Driver Training

 

Bus Driver Training

Each Regional Office of Education is responsible for conducting two types of Bus Driver trainings. The 8-hour initial training is required for all new school bus drivers prior to getting a bus permit, and the annual 2-hour refresher workshop is required in the 12 month period prior to renewing their school bus permit.

Experienced drivers must take a 2-hour refresher workshop annually, and all new drivers must take an 8-hour training in school bus driver safety and first aid, as prescribed by the Illinois State Board of Education and administered by the ROE.

Please be aware that drivers will be added to the next available training if their enrollment date does not have a minimum of 10 participants.

Sign Up Information

To sign up for Bus Driver Training, please contact:
Sara Fleszewski: sfleszewski@willroe.org

Please provide:

  • Driver's Name
  • Driver's License Number
  • Bus Company / Location
  • Start Date

For any questions, please give the office a call at (815) 740-8360.

2024 Initial Bus Safety Class Schedule

Date Time Location
05/04/2024  8:00AM-5:00PM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
05/11/2024  8:00AM-5:00PM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
05/14/2024 & 05/15/2024 CANCELLED ABC Frankfort
05/18/2024  8:00AM-5:00PM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
05/25/2024  8:00AM-5:00PM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
06/01/2024  8:00AM-5:00PM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
06/08/2024  8:00AM-5:00PM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
06/11/2024 & 06/12/2024 4:30PM- 8:30PM Lincoln-Way 210 Trans. Center
06/15/2024  8:00AM-5:00PM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
06/22/2024 8:00AM-5:00PM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
06/26/2024 & 06/27/2024 4:30PM-8:30PM ABC Frankfort
06/29/2024 8:00AM-5:00PM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
7/09/2024 & 7/11/2024 4:30PM- 8:30PM Lincoln-Way 210 Trans. Center
07/17/2024 & 07/18/2024 4:30PM-8:30PM ABC Frankfort
08/14/2024 & 08/15/2024 4:30PM-8:30PM ABC Frankfort
09/17/2024 & 09/19/2024 4:30PM- 8:30PM Lincoln-Way 210 Trans. Center

2024 Refresher Bus Safety Class Schedule

Date Time Location
05/21/2024 5:00PM-7:00PM ABC Frankfort
05/21/2024 5:00PM-7:00PM Troy CCSD 30C
05/22/2024 5:00PM-7:00PM Peotone CUSD 207U 
05/23/2024 5:00PM-7:00PM Troy CCSD 30C
06/04/2024 8:00AM-10:00AM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
06/04/2024 10:00AM-12:00PM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
06/04/2024 3:00PM-5:00PM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
06/05/2024 8:00AM-10:00AM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
06/05/2024 10:00AM-12:00PM First Student Crest Hill Trans. Center
06/12/2024 5:00PM-7:00PM ABC Frankfort
06/05/2024 5:00PM-7:00PM Lincoln-Way 210 Trans. Center
07/30/2024 5:00PM-7:00PM ABC Frankfort
05/31/2024 10:00AM-12:00PM American School Bus/Orland Park
08/01/2024 10:00AM-12:00PM ABC Frankfort
08/06/2024 5:00PM-7:00PM Hopewell School Transportation
08/21/2024 5:00PM-7:00PM ABC Frankfort

 

Class Site Locations

LINCOLN-WAY TRANSPORTATION CENTER 1343 S. SCHOOLHOUSE RD. NEW LENOX, IL 60451
FIRST STUDENT TRANSPORTATION CENTER 900 SAK DR. CREST HILL, IL 60403
AMERICAN SCHOOL BUS COMPANY / ABC FRANKFORT 10101 W. LARAWAY RD. FRANKFORT, IL 60423
HOPEWELL SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION 1352 N CEDAR RD. NEW LENOX, IL 60451

In House Locations

TROY CCSD 30C 5800 W. THEODORE ST. PLAINFIELD, IL 60586
PEOTONE CUSD 207U 103 S. HARLEM AVE.  PEOTONE, IL 60468
AMERICAN SCHOOL BUS 10000 W. 167TH ST. ORLAND PARK, IL 60462

Attention! Please keep in mind:

  • You must sign up for a class ahead of time.
  • Due to space limitations, walk-ins may not be allowed to participate in class.
  • No Children or Visitors are allowed in Bus Classes.
  • Please be prompt. Anyone more than 5 minutes late will not be admitted to the class.
  • The fee for both the initial and refresher classes is $10.00 per driver. Payment must be made as a cashier's check or money order within 30 days of attending the class to the Will County Regional Office of Education.  
  • Please bring a pen or pencil. 
  • Please bring food or beverages based on the time that you will be attending the class. 
  • The Refresher Class is a 2-hour session. The Initial Class is an 8-hour session. See available schedule for more details.