The Illinois Secretary of State has filed an Emergency Rule to allow for extensions for the annual school bus driver refresher class. The Emergency Rule effective Jan. 6, 2021, states the following: 92-1035.30 In recognition of the disaster proclaimed by the Governor in Gubernatorial Proclamation number 2020-038 issued on March 9, 2020, as extended by subsequent disaster proclamations and of the Tier 3 mitigations currently in place, refresher dates for those individuals whose current refresher date falls in December 2020, January 2021, February 2021 or March 2021 are extended for a period of 90 days.
A driver whose School Bus Permit (SBP) expired in December 2020 or will expire January-March of 2021 must submit an application for renewal of the SBP and their annual medical report even if the driver has been unable to complete refresher training. If refresher training is not completed within the 90-day extension, the SBP will be canceled. For additional information, please contact the Secretary of State Safe Ride Section at (217) 782-7674.
After consulting with the Illinois Department of Public Health, it has been determined that initial bus driver training only may be held in-person while Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations are in place. The following public health conditions must be met for in-person training to occur:
Refresher training may only be completed virtually at this time.
IF YOU ANSWER "YES" TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER OR ATTEND THE CLASS.
In the past several months, have you traveled to and/or from one of the affected countries or regions listed on the CDC website? China, Iran, European Schengen area, united Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Have you been in contact with a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infected person?
Have you worked in facilities or locations with recognized COVID-19 cases?
If yes, did you work with a person with confirmed COVID-19?
Have you had the following symptoms in the last few days:
Shortness of breath
We offer Bus Classes at both of our Regional Offices - Yorkville and Morris.
All drivers must be pre-registered and paid prior to class dates (including out-of-county drivers). Anyone not registered and paid will be denied admittance. A registration form is provided at the bottom of this schedule for your convenience. (Fees are nonrefundable, but prior rescheduling is acceptable). Upon completion of initial/refresher courses, the Regional Office will send a certificate of completion for each driver to their respective employer/county.