Thursday, August 1, 2013
State troopers don't want children to be hurt inside school buses, so as a new term begins, they conduct inspections, and today is Wichita's turn.
About 600 school buses are being checked by the Kansas Highway Patrol at a yard on West 29th Street. Troopers will check each bus for mechanical problems, and make sure the equipment is in good shape.
You'll know a bus is OK if it has a green sticker on the driver's side of the windshield. If a bus has problems, it cannot carry students to school until everything is fixed and a trooper checks it again.
Because Wichita has so many school buses, the inspection process will take most of the day.
Meanwhile, the bus drivers are going through a bit of retraining for the new year. They're receiving instruction in behavior management, so every ride to and from school for children is a good one.
First Student still needs to hire about 50 more bus drivers before the beginning of the school year. If you are interested, you can either apply online at wichitaschoolbusdriver.com, or in person at 4141 N. Seneca. Call 316-554-2694 for more information.