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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (FOX19) -

The Indiana State Police, in accordance with state law, conduct 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.

While school bus inspection reports are a public record, historically there was not a simple way for parents, school officials, or the public in general to view the thousands of inspection reports prepared by state police personnel each school year.

To make school bus records more accessible the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, in collaboration with the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT), and Indiana Interactive, a subsidiary of e-government provider NIC USA, developed a public access portal website where school bus inspection records can be viewed from the comfort of a parents' home computer.

The all encompassing goal of this public access portal website is to provide parents, school officials, and the public in general, an easy to navigate website with up-to-date school bus inspection information. To that end, other website owners are invited to make a direct link to the Indiana State Police school bus inspection public access portal website.

The public access portal website became operational on July 1, 2013. The website contains records from more than 30,000 inspections and will automatically update within days after future school bus inspections are conducted.

Access to this new service can be made in several ways:
Visit this Indiana State Police website link at http://www.in.gov/isp/2988.htm. Read the introduction information and then click this link: https://secure.in.gov/ISP/BusInspections/Public/Index.

You may also go directly to the site at: https://secure.in.gov/ISP/BusInspections/Public/Index

Once on the site, simply select the county where the school is located and follow the on screen directions to view selected school bus inspection records.

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