Buses used in the district's transportation program shall be in safe and legal operating condition. Bus maintenance services may be purchased jointly with other school districts or with private schools. The district may allow a private school to purchase such services. All buses shall be inspected by the Washington State Patrol once each year. Any bus receiving a major repair shall be inspected in the same manner as a new bus, with emphasis on mechanical safety. No bus shall be operated with regrooved, recapped or retreaded tires on the front wheels. Bus drivers shall inspect their buses in the manner prescribed in the School Bus Driver Handbook (SPI).
Current practice codified 1988