The Palmyra R-1 School District has all of its buses back in compliance and road-ready, following a Missouri State Highway Patrol inspection that temporarily took one bus out of service and rated two buses “defective” in the 18-vehicle fleet.

The Palmyra R-1 School District has all of its buses back in compliance and road-ready, following a Missouri State Highway Patrol inspection that temporarily took one bus out of service and rated two buses “defective” in the 18-vehicle fleet.

Brian Wosman, Transportation Director for the Palmyra R-1 School District, said the bus that was taken out of service was fixed within a week of the inspection, and he said the district's buses are “all passing and in good shape.”

According to the Highway Patrol, buses rated as “defective” may continue to be operated for the purpose of transporting students until repair is made. School districts are allowed 10 days following initial inspection to repair identified defects before being re-inspected by Highway Patrol motor vehicle inspection personnel. Buses rated as “out-of-service” must be repaired, re-inspected, and placed back into service by Highway Patrol motor vehicle inspection personnel ─ prior to being used to transport students. Buses not presented for re-inspection within the required 10-day period are reported to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.