COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol on Friday revealed the results of its annual school bus inspections.
About 57% of Jefferson City School District buses were fell under either the “defected” or “out of service” categories.
Buses with identified defective components require repair within 10 days. Buses placed out-of-service require correct components, a re-inspection and a return to service by MSHP personnel before further usage, according to a press release from the Highway Patrol.
The numbers for Jefferson City School District buses breaks down as:
- 63 buses presented
- 43.1% approved
- 32.3% defected
- 24.6% out of service
Columbia Public Schools, on the other hand, had nearly all of its buses approved:
- 185 buses presented
- 94.6% approved
- 4.3% defected
- 1.1% out of service
Fulton Public Schools saw more than 80% of its buses approved:
- 31 buses presented
- 80.6% approved
- 16.1% defected
- 3.2% out of service
For other area schools, Bunceton had all four of its buses approved, as did Southern Boone with its 22 buses. Boonville had 88.9% of its 18 buses approved, while Centralia had 77.8% of its 18 buses OK’d. All six Russellville buses were approved.
North Callaway saw 78.9% of its 19 buses approved, while New Bloomfield had 90% (from 10 buses presented) and South Callaway was at 88.9% (of 18 buses presented).
Missouri’s 2023 school bus inspection results are as follows, according to the release:
- School buses rated as “approved” upon initial inspection: 9,995
- School buses rated as “defective” upon initial inspection: 1,088
- School buses rated as “out-of-service” upon initial inspection: 381
The full report can be seen below.