For thousands of Tri-State students, summer is about to officially come to an end.
Kids in the EVSC and in Warrick County go back to school next Wednesday.
That means all those school buses have to pass inspection.
While mechanics maintain them throughout the year, state law requires an annual inspection.
Trooper Brad Miller with Indiana State Police is responsible for checking every single school bus that transports kids in Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Pike, Gibson, and Knox counties.
“There’s roughly 800 buses or so in the district so out of those 850 buses, there are 300 buses that are 12 years or older. Those buses are required to be inspected every six months. So every bus gets an annual inspection then there’s an additional semi-annual inspection for any buses 12 years or older so that’s roughly 300 buses this year,” says Trooper Miller.
The state of Indiana also tracks the status of those buses online.
Click here to view the school bus inspections in your county.