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Cassville Transportation Fleet Receives Exemplary Bus Maintenance Award

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59aeb671110b2Jake Kloss, mechanic, Sergeant John Lueckenhoff, Public Information Officer, Missouri Highway Patrol Troop D, Jason Roller, mechanic and Reid.
Jake Kloss, mechanic, Sergeant John Lueckenhoff, Public Information Officer, Missouri Highway Patrol Troop D, Jason Roller, mechanic and Reid.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced the results from the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division’s 2017 annual school bus inspection program and the Cassville fleet has earned outstanding results.

Cassville R-IV has earned the Patrol’s Total Fleet Excellence Award by receiving 100% approval rating with no buses placed out-of-service. 26 buses were inspected by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Upon receiving the report from the Highway Patrol, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has awarded Cassville R-IV Transportation Department the Exemplary School Bus Maintenance Award.

“These awards are a reflection of the transportation department, especially the mechanics.  Whether going to and from school or riding to an activity, we are committed to using the safest buses possible,” stated Dusty Reid, Director of Facilities and Operations.

“Transportation mechanics, Jason Roller and Jake Kloss, take a lot of pride in making sure our students are guaranteed a safe bus.  The district wants our patrons to feel comfortable putting their children on one of our buses. Keeping the buses in great shape is just one of the things we can do to ensure our students safety,” said Reid.

Approximately 300 Missouri school districts earned an approval rating of 90% or higher with 258 of those districts receiving 100% approval rating.

“Our mechanics work year around making sure things are repaired and our buses are as safe as they can possibly be, however on a daily basis, the drivers’ complete daily inspections of the buses and report any maintenance needs and these needs are immediately addressed,” stated Reid.