Parents of students who attend school in the Walla Walla School District, or ride any of their transportation sources will be happy.

School District Officials announced Wednesday morning they achieved a very RARE perfect score during their latest inspection by the Washington State Patrol.

The Patrol does routine thorough inspections of school bus and transportation fleets at Districts all over the state, and Walla Walla got a perfect score.

According to District officials:

"Congratulations to the staff at the Southeast Washington Transportation Cooperative for their hard working keeping school buses safe and operational following a perfect score from the Washington State Patrol during a recent surprise semi-annual inspection. 

“The state patrol inspectors can show up at anytime so it’s a surprise to us when they come to inspect,” said Transportation Director John Griffith. “This time two officers showed up the day after Christmas and inspected 14 of our school buses and the results were 100 percent operational.”

Washington State Patrol inspectors look for service infractions, including defective brakes out of service warning lights, loose items on the bus, cracked windshields, damaged windshield wipers and tire wear."

Units from the State Patrol are kept busy inspecting systems all over the state during the entire school year, and even during summer school.