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Students cannot learn if they do not have safe transportation to school. School bus drivers are essential to the success of our community. Bus drivers fill a critical need and find their position to be a professionally rewarding experience.

  • To become fully licensed, new bus drivers are required to attend an 8-hour training course.
  • Pre-register for this course with the Regional Office of Education ($10.00 fee required).
  • You must be currently employed by a bus company or school district.

For those already licensed, we thank you for your service to our students and community by driving our greatest community resource, our students, to and from school each day. To continue your service as a licensed school bus driver, you will need to participate in a state approved refresher course.

Click here to schedule your drivers for either of the required training courses.

If you are new to the ROE 4 registration system, please visit this link for step-by-step registration instructions for school bus driver training courses.

If you have questions about becoming a bus driver or maintaining your license, please contact our office by calling 815-636-3060.

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A public hearing will take place on December 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Boone Winnebago County Regional Office of Education located at 300 Heart Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111 to hear public testimony on the application to waive the requirements of 105 ILCS 5/13B-20.25) to provide an alternative learning opportunity for students in grades K-12, whereas the current law only allows for students in grades 4-12 to participate in an alternative learning program. This waiver will be for 5 years beginning in the FY 24 school year.