School buses inspected before start of school
MAYFIELD, Ky. — In these last couple of days before school starts, parents are quickly trying to get their kids ready for the first day.
But they aren't the only ones busy preparing for the school year. Each district's bus garage has been noising this week as the as drivers and mechanics get geared up to hit the roads once again.
At the Mayfield city schools bus garage, 20 buses are inspected and tuned up weeks before the first day of school.
Mechanic Mike Armstrong works on looking over all of the wiring, upholstry, windows, electrical, tires and wheels to name a few. The job goes throughout the school year, inspecting one bus a day until they are all pulled off the streets for the summer time.
Bus director Randy Smith organizes schedules for his drivers and trains each one on all facets of the big yellow school bus.
"The kids' safety and the general public's safety is top priority. We have those kids lives in our hands and we strive to keep them save every day," said Smith.
Mayfield city schools drive nearly 900 students more than 100,000 miles a year.
School starts on Monday.