Regional Office of Education - Leslie Schermerhorn, Regional Superintendent of Schools

Bus Driver Education

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 The Regional Office of Education is responsible for the delivery of initial and continuing education for school bus drivers.

If you have any registration questions please contact the Regional Office of Education
by phone: 815-334-4475

 

As previously announced, on April 10th the Illinois Secretary of State’s office announced its filing of emergency rules to extend expiration dates for driver’s licenses, identification (ID) cards, vehicle registrations and other transactions and document filings for at least 90 days after Driver Services facilities reopen. This extension includes the completion of school bus driver refresher classes as well as renewals of school bus driver permits.

Once the Governor’s applicable Executive Orders expire, refresher classes should be rescheduled whenever possible. Additional refresher classes may be needed to address the backlog of drivers who need to access these classes within the new deadline.  Instructors have informed ISBE that they are willing to travel as needed to assist with additional classes.

Finally, please note that ISBE is currently working with the Kane County ROE on the development of an online refresher course using the Canvas Online Learning Platform.  Note that the online option has not yet been finalized or approved, but will be available as an option if stay-at-home continues.  If the online option is made available, it should be used to supplement but not replace in person refresher classes.

 

2020/2021 McHenry County Initial Class Schedule

Date of Class Registration Deadline Location Time Instructor
July 11, 2020 July 4, 2020 Woodstock 8:00 – 5:00 Diane Carter
August 8, 2020 August 1, 2020 Woodstock 8:00 – 5:00 Diane Carter
September 12, 2020 September 5, 2020 Woodstock 8:00 – 5:00 Diane Carter
October 17, 2020 October 10, 2020 Johnsburg 8:00 – 5:00 Kim Wolff
November 14, 2020 November 7, 2020 Woodstock 8:00 – 5:00 Diane Carter
December 12, 2020 December 5, 2020 Woodstock 8:00 – 5:00 Jerilyn Burkett-Davis
January 9, 2021 January 2, 2021 Woodstock 8:00 – 5:00 Jerilyn Burkett-Davis
February 6, 2021 January 31, 2021 Woodstock 8:00 – 5:00 Jerilyn Burkett-Davis
March 6, 2021 February 28, 2021 Woodstock 8:00 – 5:00 Diane Carter
April 10, 2020 April 3,  2021 Johnsburg 8:00 – 5:00 Kim Wolff
May 15, 2021 May 8, 2021 Woodstock 8:00 – 5:00 Diane Carter
June 12, 2021 June 5, 2021 Johnsburg 8:00 – 5:00 Kim Wolff
  • Make sure all students registered for an Initial class bring a copy of the curriculum book to class. Information for the test they are required to take is from the book. The instructors do not have extra books to hand out. Click HERE for a PDF version of the curriculum book.
  • Bus drivers planning to attend a class must be registered and have paid the $10.00 fee to the McHenry County Regional Office of Education prior to the registration deadline date.
  • No admission after the instructor has begun the class.

CLASS LOCATIONS

Crystal Lake Johnsburg Woodstock
TJA - District 47/155 Johnsburg High School Dist #200 Transportation
1204 South McHenry Avenue 2002 West Ringwood Road 11401 Charles Road
Crystal Lake IL  60014 Johnsburg, IL 60051 Woodstock IL 60098

2019/2020 McHenry County Refresher Class Schedule

School district "On-Site" refresher classes are restricted to the employees of the host district. Exceptions may be made. Please contact Mike Freeman  815-334-4051 at the Regional Office.

Date Registration Deadline Location Time Instructor
July 9, 2019  July 2, 2019 Crystal Lake 6:00 pm-8:00 pm  Collin McCormick
July 11, 2019 July 4, 2019 Fox River Grove "on-site" 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Michele Frank
July 23, 2019  July 16, 2019  District 19 Alden-Hebron "on-site"  2:00 pm-4:00 pm  Michele Frank 
July 29, 2019 July 22, 2019 Crystal Lake D47/D155"on-site" 8:00 am-10:00 am Collin McCormick
July 30, 2019 July 23, 2019 Crystal Lake D47/D155"on-site" 8:00 am-10:00 am Collin McCormick
July 31, 2019 July 24, 2019 Crystal Lake D47/D155"on-site" 8:00 am-10:00 am Collin McCormick
August 7, 2019 July 31, 2019 Woodstock District 200"on-site" 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Jerilyn Burkett-Davis
August 13, 2019 August 6, 2019 Johnsburg 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Kim Wolff
August 15, 2019 August 8, 2019 Lake Zurich "on-site" 8:00 am-10:00 am Michele Frank
Sept. 5, 2019 August 29, 2019 Johnsburg 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Kim Wolff
Sept. 18, 2019 Sept. 11, 2019 Prairie Grove "on-site" District 46 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Michele Frank
October 8, 2019 October 1, 2019 McHenry "on-site" District 15/156 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Collin McCormick
October 9, 2019 October 2, 2019 McHenry "on-site" District 15/156 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Collin McCormick
October 17, 2019 October 10, 2019 Crystal Lake 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Collin McCormick
Nov. 6, 2019 October 30, 2019 Crystal Lake 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Collin McCormick
Nov. 13, 2019 Nov. 6, 2019 Huntley #158 "on-site" 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Michele Frank
Nov. 14, 2019 Nov. 7, 2019 Huntley #158 "on-site" 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Michele Frank
Dec. 5, 2019 November 28, 2019 Woodstock 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Jerilyn Burkett-Davis
January 9, 2020 January 2, 2020 Woodstock 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Jerilyn Burkett-Davis
Feb. 6, 2020 January 30, 2020 Woodstock 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Jerilyn Burkett-Davis
Feb. 18, 2020 February 11, 2020 Richmond Dist 157 "on-site" 6:00pm-8:00 pm Jerilyn Burkett-Davis
Feb. 19, 2020 February 12, 2020  Richmond Dist. 157 "on-site"  6:00pm-8:00 pm  Kim Wolff
March 4, 2020 February 26, 2020 Durham- Harvard "on-site" 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Jerilyn Burkett-Davis
March 5, 2020 February 27, 2020 Durham Harvard "on-site" 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Michele Frank
March 10, 2020 March 3, 2020 Marengo-Union #165 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Michele Frank
March 11, 2020  March 4, 2020  Johnsburg  6:00 pm-8:00 pm  Kim Wolff
March 12, 2020 March 5, 2020 Johnsburg Dist 12 "on-site" 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Kim Wolff
April 1, 2020 March 25, 2020 Marengo HS Dist #154 "on-site" 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Michele Frank
April 8, 20 April 1, 2020 Crystal Lake 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Collin McCormick
April 14, 2020 April 7, 2020 Cary Dist 26 "on-site" 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Michele Frank
April 15, 2020 April 8, 2020 Cary Dist 26 "on-site" 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Michele Frank
May 6, 2020 April 29, 2020 Crystal Lake 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Collin McCormick
June 4, 2020 May 28, 2020 Johnsburg 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Kim Wolff
  • Bus drivers planning to attend a class must be registered and have paid the $10.00 fee to the McHenry County Regional Office of Education prior to the registration deadline date.
  • No admission after the instructor has begun the class.