The Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted its annual School Bus Safety Inspection May 21 and 22. The Republic School District bus fleet passed this very rigorous inspection with a PERFECT approval rating of 100%. This qualifies the district for an Exemplary Fleet award!
This award is only given to those fleets who achieve a 90% or higher approval rating on the inspection. In addition, recognition of the 100% rating will take place at the Missouri Association for Pupil Transportation conference in July which will also include a certificate from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
A team of inspectors did a two full-day, extensive review of the district's 56 buses. No infractions were found. The Republic School District is very proud of this accolade and of the district's Department of Transportation staff for working so diligently to safely transport our students to and from school daily.