All Kentucky school buses are inspected each month by a Kentucky State Certified School Bus Inspector. School bus inspectors must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience and complete training by a Certified School Bus Inspector Trainer.
Each year a specification working group meets to make any necessary changes to the school bus specifications. This working group is comprised of superintendents, school bus drivers, school bus driver trainers, technicians and inspectors.
Upon the completion of the school bus specifications and bid process, school districts are able to purchase the new school buses. Bus Ordering
Orders for buses are placed electronically and are closely monitored by KDE staff the delivery. Orders received on or before November 16 will be delivered in May. Purchase Authorization must include a list of options for purchase. All options must be purchased by the use of a local district purchase order. All KISTA financed bus orders must be submitted by November 1 to allow the KDE to approve the bonds.2019 Kentucky School Bus Specifications