Officials ready school buses
July 13, 2013 11:41 PM | 1593 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Officer Randall Gossage checks the tires and wheels of a Cherokee County School District bus.
Officer Randall Gossage checks the tires and wheels of a Cherokee County School District bus.
slideshow
From staff reports

Officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance division visited the Cherokee County School District bus garage in Holly Springs this week to conduct their annual inspection of the school district’s transportation fleet.

More than 400 regular route buses, special education services and substitute buses were checked in preparation for the 2013-14 school year. The inspections were completed this week, with all CCSD buses passing.

“I was present for many of the inspections, and the officers were very complimentary on the high level of maintenance of our fleet,” CCSD Transportation Director Ken Johnson said. “I have personally thanked each of the technicians for a job well done.”

CCSD’s bus fleet transports around 23,000 students on morning routes and 26,000 students in the afternoon, which is about 70 percent of the student population. The CCSD Transportation Department runs 1,500 routes each school day, for a total of more than 4.5 million miles each year.

Each bus must pass inspection with the Georgia Department of Public Safety annually, or the vehicle cannot be used to transport school children. Inspectors check emergency exits, horns, lights, brake systems and other safety features to ensure the buses are ready to carry students.

Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides