School Bus Inspection Results Released by Highway Patrol
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the results of its 2013 school bus inspections. Almost 12,000 buses were inspected between February and April. A total of 256 districts earned the distinction of Total Fleet Excellence, which is awarded for an approval rating of 90 percent or higher with no buses placed out-of-service. In the Lake area, the Camdenton R-III, Morgan County R-II , Macks Creek R-V, and School of the Osage districts earned that distinction, receiving a 100 percent approval rate for all of their buses. 25 percent of the 30 buses in the Eldon R-I school district failed initial inspection, and three were taken out of service. Four of the Climax Springs R-IV district’s 12 buses did not pass. Statewide, 88 percent of all buses inspected passed. 239 buses were deemed unsafe and taken out-of-service.