Between June 1 and September 30, each year all Kansas School Buses, Activity Buses and School Passenger Vehicles shall be inspected. The inspection process is two part with the first part being conducted by a mechanic knowledgable about the mechanical systems of school buses and has a letter certifying his qualifications.
The inspections should meet the requirements of: Federal Motor Carrier 49 CFR 396 Appendix G to Subchapter B - Minimum periodic inspection standards.
After the mechanic inspection is completed and documented on the appropriate form provided by the Kansas Department of Education, each Bus and School Passenger Vehicle shall be inspected by the Kansas Highway Patrol to determine whether the school vehicle is equipped with the appropriate safety devices and those devices are in proper working order.
Any school bus, activity bus, or school passenger vehicle that is purchased at any time following the required annual inspection period shall be inspected before being used to transport students.
Refer to KAR 91-38-5 for more information.