The Kansas Highway Patrol will conduct its annual School Bus Inspection in the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools on Thursday, July 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Highway Patrol officers will work with a team of bus drivers to thoroughly inspect each of the district’s 190 buses and 5 vans, checking the lights, emergency exits, tires, windshield wipers, fire extinguishers, first aid kits and more.
By regulations, KCKPS must have each school bus inspected annually, and cannot transport students until the inspection process has been completed and the buses are found to be in proper working order.
Mechanics at the bus barn work diligently throughout the summer months to prepare for this date by making sure each bus mechanical system is in working order, and confirm the appropriate safety devices are in proper working order, a district spokesman said.
The sight of this inspection in progress means the first day of school is just around the corner.
School begins Aug. 10 in KCKPS for grades PreK-5, 6 and 9. All students return to class on Aug. 11.
– Story from Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools