The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to renew a bus driver permit in Fulton and Schuyler Counties:
In accordance with Public Act 88-612, all school bus drivers are required to complete an annual refresher safety course before their school bus driver permit can be renewed. This course runs approximately two hours.
If a driver's permit expires he or she has a 30 day grace period to make proper application, but they are not allowed to drive a school bus while application is being processed. After the 30 day grace period expires, a driver cannot renew his permit. In this case, the driver would then begin the initial process for issuance (reinstatement) of a permit.
The applicant / district is required to pay a fee of $6.00 per driver for this class. All drivers who attend the training will be issued a "Letter of Certification".
After course completion, districts are billed for the number of employees attending the training courses. The district is required to pay a fee of $6.00 per driver for this class.