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Madison School Bus Inspections Earn Top Safety Award

Madison City Schools has once again passed a rigorous state inspection for bus safety.
The school district's Transportation Department drew zero safety deficiencies in the final report by the Alabama State Department of Education's inspection of school buses. The inspection covered 106 buses in the fleet.
These annual probes are designed to identify potential maintenance issues before they become problems. The District has earned perfect scores in the last several years.
Dr. Nichols, shop foreman Shannon Pease, Transportation Director John Wilson
Supt. Dr. Ed Nichols, shop foreman Shannon Pease, Transportation Coordinator John Wilson.

Madison City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols visited the transportation department today to meet with staff and commend them for the good results.
"Safety of our kids is of utmost importance and these folks are on the front lines of safety," Dr. Nichols said.
Madison City Schools transports more than 5,000 students daily across almost 114 regular bus routes and 24 special education bus routes, in addition to athletic events and field trips.
The district runs 57 elementary school bus routes, 31 middle school routes and 30 high school routes.

Dr. Nichols shown with Transportation Coordinator John Wilson at bus lot
Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols & Transportation Coordinator John Wilson at the MCS bus lot

Transportation Director John Wilson with four top mechanics holding their certificates

MCS Transportation Coordinator John Wilson, left, with shop foreman Shannon Pease and mechanics Dennis Etheridge, Angie Carden and Jimmy Perdue.