a group photo of BSD mechanics

For the past two years the Bellevue School District has been recognized by the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, for our outstanding results on the annual inspection of school buses.

Conducted by Washington State Patrol throughout the school year, two of the inspections are planned and two are a surprise. The inspectors look for things such as unauthorized items, failed brakes, bad light bulbs and failed emissions. It only takes one infraction for a bus to be put out of service. The district received outstanding results by having each and every bus in our fleet pass all four of the inspections.

Transportation Manager, Don Dixon, said the results were all thanks to our exceptional mechanics. “They are the backbone of the fleet. Without them being on top of fixing the buses, we would not have any buses on the road. They take pride in making sure our fleet is in tip top shape and making sure the students are riding in a safe bus. We can’t predict mechanical failures, but we can slow them down. We are very proud of our mechanics and the good job they do.”

Learn more about student transportation from OSPI and on the district site.