School Bus Inspections Now Available To Parents Online

Parents will now be able to see if their child’s school bus passed state inspection through a new website developed by the Indiana State Police.

School buses sit wait to pick up students.

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School buses sit wait to pick up students.

While school bus inspection reports have long been public record, a new tool accessed through the State Police website makes it easier for parents to view that information.

All they need to find the records is their child’s school bus number, and parents can then see whether the bus passed the yearly inspection and what kinds of problems were found.

“There are different types of violations that can happen,”Indiana State Police spokesman Dave Bursten says. ” There are out-of-service violations, which would be serious mechanical issues, that the bus should not be used to transport until it’s fixed and then there are orders for repair and those are typically minor items that don’t impact the safety of the bus.”

Bursten says the new website was developed by the State Police and a private contractor at no extra cost to taxpayers.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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