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CCSC officials gearing up for state police bus inspection

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Clay Community Schools Corporation bus barn employee Mark McIntire works on a bus in preparation for the Indiana State Police bus inspection July 29-30.
One might wonder what's going on at the Clay Community Schools Corporation bus barn after a quick pass off Depot Street.

Recently, CCSC Director of Transportation Frank Misner said the mechanics at the barn are getting all corporation buses prepared for the upcoming Indiana State Police inspection.

"We're actually probably busier in the summer than we are during the school year," Misner said. "We've got 75 buses to get ready for inspection."

Misner said the ISP inspection is scheduled for July 29-30 and the three mechanics at the bus barn have approximately 40 days to prepare for the event.

Misner, who has been with the corporation for approximately eight years, said the mechanics and one extra summer employee check all bus headlights, brakes, seats and other items in preparation for inspection time.

"A lot of people don't think we work during the summer, but we're quite busy," Misner said.

He said the barn employees have a 48-point checklist they go over for each bus in the corporation.

He said it's the corporation checklist they created from an ISP manual.

"We're trying to average two (buses) a day," Misner said. "But some days, you can't get one through."

Misner added there is a new inspector this year so the corporation had an extra five days to prepare. But nothing has slowed down.

"You've got to hustle to get 75 buses done," he said. "We have to shuttle buses in and out of here constantly. We bring them in one at a time."

Misner said the corporation replaces close to eight buses each year, which it did again this year. But those new buses still have to go through an inspection.

"It's been non-stop here," he said.

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Kudos to the great team of mechanics.. Year after year they give our school kids some of the safest equipment in the state. Compare our yearly inspection report with any school district in the state and we are always at the top.

All the while doing this in some of the worst buildings in the state. Thanks for your dedication guys...

-- Posted by BackHomeAgain on Fri, Jul 11, 2008, at 9:02 AM

And the heat and Yuk they work in! They are very dedicated

-- Posted by sassypants on Fri, Jul 11, 2008, at 2:45 PM

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