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Kansas Highway Patrol inspects First Student buses for Wichita schools

Published on -7/31/2014, 12:42 PM

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By Suzanne Perez Tobias

The Wichita Eagle

(MCT) The Kansas Highway Patrol will inspect more than 500 school buses Thursday to make sure they are ready to roll for a new school year.

Officers were inspecting buses at the First Student bus lot in south Wichita beginning at about 8 a.m. Each bus must pass inspection before it can transport students.

Officers inspect equipment and mechanical systems on each bus, including the brake system, steering system, fuel system, mirrors, lights, stop arm and emergency doors and exits, according to a news release from the Wichita school district.

The Wichita district provides transportation for more than 16,000 students daily, including students who attend magnet schools, those who live more than 2.5 miles from their school, those whose routes to school are considered hazardous and those who qualify for bus rides through special programs.

The first day of school for Wichita students is Aug. 12, with a half-day orientation for sixth- and ninth-graders on Aug. 11.

(c)2014 The Wichita Eagle

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