FULTON, Miss. (WTVA)-Today bus drivers in Itawamba county will take 58 different routes to get students to the first day of school.
Even though this is day one of the school year the bus shop hasn't been quiet this summer.
"We have 74 buses that we have to maintain, says transportation director for the Itawamba Bus Shop Glyn Robinson. "We ran 3 handicapped routes this summer for extended school. We also go through all the buses like we do during the year and each bus gets inspected four times a year."
Also, because these buses are transporting children the state requires an extensive inspection.
"Each time one of the buses comes in for an inspection or any repair work we have a sheet that we have to check off each item that is inspected or repaired and sign off on that sheet," says Robinson.
Each driver got their bus to take home last Friday so they could be cleaned and inspected further.
On that day the drivers sat through a staff development meeting where they were reminded the importance of their job, and keeping children safe.
"We go over some rules and regulations sort-of like a refresher training for our drivers," says Robinson. "Also we have bus driver training during the summer we train our old drivers in June, and we have a new driver training in July which is set up by the state department."