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School is out for the summer, but the Scotland County R-I School District is still passing tests with flying colors. The local district received a 100% score on recent safety testing of the district’s bus fleet performed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Officers in the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division recently visited Memphis and inspected the SCR-I district’s 17 school buses for safety measures.

A district approval rate of 90% or better qualifies for the distinction of Total Fleet Excellence. Awards will be presented at the 2016 Missouri Association for Pupil Transportation convention on July 13th.

More than 12,000 school buses were inspected by the highway patrol in 2016, with an average approval rate of 89.9%. The 12,014 inspections resulted in an 8% defective rate with 2% of buses receiving an out of service rating.

“It remains our responsibility to provide safe transportation services to Missouri’s school children,” said Captain Lester D. Elder of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division in a letter to the SCR-I district. “Congratulations for earning the distinction of Total Fleet Excellence. Thank you for your continued commitment to this goal.”