Press release from Fort Wayne Community Schools:
FWCS buses get annual check-up
Fort Wayne Community Schools’ fleet of more than 300 buses will be checked from top to bottom beginning Tuesday, Aug. 10, to make sure they are ready to hit the road for the first day of school Aug. 23.
Each year, the Indiana State Police inspect each school bus to make sure they are in shape to transport students. The buses will be poked and prodded with doors opened and closed, lights checked, engines inspected and more. Inspectors check everything from the brake systems and fuel lines to the number of band-aids on the bus.
FWCS has a history of excellent inspections, which is important because more than 25,000 students or nearly 80 percent of the district’s students ride FWCS buses to and from school every day.
Inspections will be going on at the North Transportation Center through Aug. 10-13; South Transportation Center inspections are Aug. 16-18.