School Bus Drivers

-  Provide eight hour initial training for new drivers

-  Provide two hour refresher courses for returning drivers  Provide School District Transportation 

-  Public school bus drivers provide 2,225,000 miles annually of safe bus transportation in Rock Island County

To register for one of the classes below you will need to fill out and submit below form or email the following information to Julie Cox

  • Name and phone number

  • Driver’s License Number

  • Date of Hire

  • Illinois Secretary of State assigned Employer number for your district (this is the # that you enter on all the SB2.8 forms for each driver and send to every communication to the Secretary of State

  • Date of class you would like to attend

  • School District name, address and phone number

Fill out this form and submit for any of the 2023-2024 Bus Classes

Refresher Classes

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 @ Rockridge High School Library - 6-8 PM 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 @ Regional Office of Education - 5 - 7 PM

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 @ Regional Office of Education - 5 - 7 PM

Thursday, May 30, 2024 @ Regional Office of Education - 5-7 PM

Thursday, August 1, 2024 @ Regional Office of Education- 5-7 PM

Initial Classes 

Saturday, April 20, 2024 @Rock Island County Regional Office of Education - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NEW First Division Class

January 1, 2024, a new law was put into effect that anyone transporting 10 or less students in a school van will need to have the first division initial class training. To describe this a little better this is any event that is for a curriculum/ letter grade. If the driver is not a holder of a bus license, they will need to complete this class before transporting them. At this time, we have one class scheduled to see what the need is

Initial Class for First Division schedule

Location address for Rock Island County Regional Office of Education (RIROE)
Regional Office of Education
3430 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
park in back of the building and enter through Maroon canopy (door sign is green and white 1S) and we're on the 2nd floor

Location address for Rockridge High School
Rockridge High School Library
14110 134th Avenue West
Taylor Ridge, IL 61284

Location address for Sherrard High School
Sherrard High School Library
4701 176th Avenue
Sherrard, IL 61281

Refresher classes will be limited to 50 participants.  If you sign a driver up for a class and they do not attend, your district will be billed unless we have had prior notice of cancellation.

For information on other class dates in different counties go to

Should an accident take place involving one of your district buses, you must provide the ROE with an accident report within 24-36 hrs. after the accident.  Click here to download the School Bus Accident Report