Special to the Tribune-Star
The public can now view inspection reports on all Indiana school buses used to transport children, the Indiana State Police said in a press release.
Access to the inspection information is through an ISP website: https://
index. A clickable map of Indiana comes up on the site. Users can click on a county to see reports from their local school systems.
ISP, in accordance with state law, conducts inspections of all school buses used to transport children to public and private schools. All buses are inspected annually. Buses more than 12 model years old are inspected biannually, according to the press release.
Inspection reports are public records, but in the past there was not a simple way for parents, school officials or the public to view the thousands of inspection reports prepared by state police personnel each school year.
The public access portal website went live on July 1. The website contains records from more than 30,000 inspections and will automatically update within days after future school bus inspections are conducted, ISP said.
“The Indiana State Police encourage parents to use this resource to track the inspection reports of their child’s school bus,” the police agency said in the press release. “The only information a parent needs to successfully navigate the website is the bus number of their child’s bus.”