A school bus sits on a lift in the garage at Wapakoneta High School Tuesday morning before its oil is checked by mechanics. The bus is being held up by four new lifts the school received from a recent grant. (Staff photo/John Bush)
As students prepare to get back on the bus for the first time this school year, Wapakoneta City School District mechanics are continuing to prepare the fleet of vehicles up until the first day of school on Wednesday.
“At this point we’re just checking for small, minor stuff,” WCS mechanic Ron Lenhart said. “We’ll be working on them all the way up until the last minute.”
For the past few months, Lenhart and mechanic Eric Wisener have done extensive work in making sure the district’s fleet of buses are ready for the first day of school. The two full-time mechanics will check for oil leaks, make sure brakes are working properly, check the tire tread and repaint the buses’ exterior, among other things.
For the full story, see the Tuesday, Aug. 19 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.