State Board of Education regulations require that all school buses be inspected semiannually within a minimum interval of four months and a maximum of six months between inspections. It is recommended that the first inspection be made during June, July, or August. The Arkansas State Police “Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection Report form” shall be used following this inspection. This procedure is already in place. The second inspection should be made during December, January, or February.
The Arkansas Department of Education will provide numbered windshield stickers and a reporting form for this inspection. The stickers and the reporting form will be sent in the weekly mail packets for use after the bus passes the inspection. The inspection standards may be found on pages 9-1 to 9-9 of the Administrator’s Handbook for Safe School Transportation. A mechanic of your choice may do the inspection.
The number of stickers each school district receives is based on the number of buses reported in 98-99. Please call if additional stickers are needed.
Please return the reporting form to your SIS reporting coordinator or bookkeeper for your district. This information will be reported in the SIS Cycle 7 report.
Please note this memo will be sent out as a hard copy along with the inspection stickers.