Canal Winchester Borrows Buses To Start School Year

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Canal Winchester Local Schools have 15 borrowed buses to pick up students on Monday after nearly a third of its fleet failed state inspections.

The district says eight of the borrowed buses are coming from Westerville and seven are coming from South-Western City Schools.

Each bus will have a sign in its window indicating it is with Canal Winchester and the appropriate bus number.

Every year The Ohio State Highway Patrol inspects school buses to make sure they are safe to transport children.

Troopers said 15 of Canal Winchester's 48 buses failed the inspection.

Lieutenant Douglas DeBord, with Ohio Highway Patrol's Office of Field Operations, Licensing and Commercial Standards, said for some of the district's buses this was a second inspection, or re-inspect.

DeBord said the various issues include, broken lights and rust on the undercarriage.

The school district is working to make those corrections. Once they are fixed, the state will need to inspect them again to determine if they are safe to pick up students.

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