The Vance County Schools’ Transportation Department earned a rating of 28.76 on its annual state inspection for school bus safety.
The state inspection was held on November 3 and thoroughly examines 10 percent of the school system’s bus fleet, with the focus on getting the lowest score possible. The average rating statewide for this year is projected at about 55, meaning the local inspection results were more than 25 points better than the state average.
The Transportation Department also received an outstanding score on its annual TIMS audit, which examines the efficiency of school bus routes. The department earned a grade of 98.4 on the November 2 audit. The state requires that a district score 90 or above for a successful audit.