The big annual school bus inspection didn't keep any buses off the road in the Akron Public Schools.
The recent inspection of 89 Akron school buses showed 43 buses passed inspection outright, and 35 buses had some sort of problem that marked them "out of service".
Kathy Kiehl, transportation coordinator for the Akron district, says those 35 buses were fixed the same day.
"We are also given the opportunity to do immediate repairs," Kiehl tells AkronNewsNow.com, "so all 35 of those buses, or actually any with any defects, all defects were repaired the same day as the inspection."
Some of the repairs included fixing a rust hole in a bus' body, fixing exhaust leaks, calibrating air brakes, and fixing the volume of back-up alarms.
11 buses had minor problems. Those problems were fixed as well.
Kiehl says the Ohio State Highway Patrol also does a second, on-demand inspection.
"They can just walk in the door," Kiehl says, "and give you the numbers of 5, 6, 7 of your buses and say, 'I want to see them right now.'"
Kiehl says budget concerns in the district don't affect school bus repair.
"We are still allocated enough money to do the repairs that we need to do," Kiehl tells AkronNewsNow.com. "We will not put a bus on the road that does not meet the inspection criteria."