INDIANAPOLIS - In an effort to make school bus records more accessible, a public access portal website has been developed where school bus inspection records can be viewed from home, officials said.
According to state law, officials with the Indiana State Police must conduct inspections of all school buses used to transport kids to public and private schools.
All buses are inspected annually and buses 12 models or older are inspected biannually, officials said.
The reports have always been a public record, but there has never been an easy way for parents, school officials or the public to view the reports.
The goal of the website is to provide the public with an easy way to navigate the records with up-to-date bus inspection information.
The website contains records from more than 30,000 inspections and will automatically update within days after future school bus inspections, police said.
The website launched July 1.