(Versailles, Ind.) - All school buses in Dearborn, Decatur, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties have been deemed good to go for the 2010-11 school year.
The Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division has completed its annual bus inspections releasing results Monday.
“During the annual school bus inspection, the buses are highly scrutinized to ensure our children have safe and reliable transportation to and from school,” said ISP Sgt. Noel Houze.
A total of 424 buses were inspected using 54 different criteria ranging from appearance to mechanical condition. Each bus was tagged either approved (no defects), rejected (minor defects), or placed out-of-service (major defects).
Inspectors approved 329 buses during their initial inspection. 63 were rejected with another 33 placed out-of-service.
The 96 buses with minor or major defects were repaired and passed re-inspection, say troopers.
Only Jac-Cen-Del Community Schools and Rising Sun-Ohio County Schools were able to brag a 100 percent pass rate on their fleet’s first inspection.