While students and teachers are getting ready for the start of the new school year, Garden City Public Schools Transportation Department is also getting ready. On Tuesday, July 30th, the Kansas Highway Patrol will be inspecting school buses starting at 6:00 a.m. at the Garden City Public Schools Transportation Department, 139 Clover Leaf. Every school bus must pass inspection before the district can use the vehicles to transport students. The inspection is another step Garden City Public Schools takes to insure students will be safe on their way to and from school.
Kansas Highway Patrol officers will be checking over 50 buses that the district uses to transport students. Officers will inspect equipment and mechanical systems on each school bus, including the brake system, steering system, fuel system, mirrors, lights, stop arm and emergency doors and exits. Officers will also inspect all the other vehicles that will transport students that are in the district’s fleet.
Last year, Garden City Public Schools provided transportation for approximately 3,100 students. The students transported include those who live more than 2.5 miles away from school and ones who require special education services.
The first day of school for the 2019-20 school year will be Monday, August 12th, with a half-day orientation for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade, seventh grade, ninth and tenth grades and all students new to Garden City Public Schools. The first full day of school for the district will be Tuesday, August 13, 2019. All classes will be in session for the start of the 2019-20 school year.
For more information, call Charles Stillian, Garden City Public Schools Transportation Director, at 805-8750.