Highline School Buses Rated ‘Outstanding’ for 15th Consecutive Year
The Highline School District is reporting that – for the 15th consecutive year – its Transportation Department has received ‘outstanding’ marks on the school bus safety inspection conducted by the Washington State Patrol.
“Every year the Washington State Patrol conducts an annual and a surprise inspection to ensure the proper working order, maintenance, and safety of Highline school buses,” reads an announcement.
All buses and vehicles are examined during the annual inspection and 25 percent of the fleet is inspected during the surprise visit. The inspection covers all aspects of student transportation safety, including 300 separate points on each vehicle.
“Student safety while riding the school bus is our number one priority,” said Scott Logan, Interim Director of Transportation and Security. “Highline transports nearly 10,000 students every day using more than 100 school buses and a dozen other vehicles.”
“This outstanding track record demonstrates the high level of commitment to student safety of all of our mechanics, drivers, departmental staff, and administrators,” added Logan.