Monroe County Community School Corporation’s bus garage staff received special recognition at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Each of the district’s buses passed their annual state inspection this year without a single bus receiving an out of service sticker. Superintendent Jim Harvey says the inspection process, which is conducted statewide every summer by the Indiana State Police, is extremely rigorous, and it’s very rare for all buses to pass inspection on the first try. Harvey says lead mechanic Alan Jackson had set a goal for the garage to get every bus through inspection this year, and the extra effort and focus paid off.
Harvey says the weeks leading up to the start of school are always a busy time for the bus garage staff, as not only do the buses need to be prepared mechanically, but they often need to be repainted and cleaned thoroughly.