Wheels on the bus ... go round and round
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Inspector Cecil Lee checks a bus for the Cherokee County School District. The first day of school is Aug. 4 and buses are being checked for service and safety. Officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance division visited the Cherokee County School District bus garages in Holly Springs and Woodstock last week to conduct their annual inspection of the school district’s transportation fleet.  <br> Special to the Tribune
Inspector Cecil Lee checks a bus for the Cherokee County School District. The first day of school is Aug. 4 and buses are being checked for service and safety. Officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance division visited the Cherokee County School District bus garages in Holly Springs and Woodstock last week to conduct their annual inspection of the school district’s transportation fleet.
Special to the Tribune
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Brenda Canty, inspector with the Department of Public Safety, checks the undercarriage of a bus with CCSD Vehicle Technicians Ricky Padgett and Adam Shelton.
Brenda Canty, inspector with the Department of Public Safety, checks the undercarriage of a bus with CCSD Vehicle Technicians Ricky Padgett and Adam Shelton.
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 Cherokee School District vehicle technician Adam Shelton installs a new windshield wiper blade on a school bus.
Cherokee School District vehicle technician Adam Shelton installs a new windshield wiper blade on a school bus.
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Another bus rolls into the garage for inspection, as Cherokee County School District’s transportation fleet prepares to take to county roads.
Another bus rolls into the garage for inspection, as Cherokee County School District’s transportation fleet prepares to take to county roads.
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As the Cherokee County School District gears up for the first day of classes on Aug. 4, the school bus fleet is being readied to serve up to 26,000 students each day.

Officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety’s Motor Carrier Compliance division visited the Cherokee County School District bus garages in Holly Springs and Woodstock last week to conduct their annual inspection of the school district’s transportation fleet.

More than 400 regular route, special education services and substitute buses were checked in preparation for the 2014-15 school year.

CCSD’s bus fleet transports about 23,000 students on morning routes and 26,000 students in the afternoon, which is about 70 percent of the student population, school officials said.

CCSD Transportation Department runs 1,500 routes each school day, for a total of more than 4.5 million miles each year. A school bus must pass inspection with the Georgia Department of Public Safety annually, or the vehicle cannot be used to transport school children, school officials said.

Each bus was brought into the garage and raised on a lift so inspectors could check tires, brake systems and other safety features to ensure the buses are ready to carry their precious cargo, they said.

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