The Missouri State Highway Patrol has completed its 2020 annual school bus inspections and North Kansas City Schools received high marks.
Of 163 buses presented, 97.5% were approved, 2.5% were defective and zero were out of commission. For buses that are rated defective, the district is allotted 10 days to get them repaired and reinspected.
“The Missouri State Highway Patrol works closely with schools and private pupil transportation companies to ensure Missouri students have safe transportation to and from school. This professional relationship is most evident during the annual school bus inspection program,” said MSHP Col. Eric Olson. “The COVID-19 pandemic presented numerous challenges. However, the unified effort of motor vehicle inspection and pupil transportation professionals ensured the inspection of Missouri’s 11,828 school buses was completed successfully. The annual school bus inspection program is just one way the Missouri State Highway Patrol protects and serves our children.”