Yesterday, State Auditor Josh Gallion’s office released a report focusing on the Department of Public Instruction and school bus inspections.

“State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of the North Dakota Highway Patrol which shows from July 2016 through June 2018, the agency was not following internal policies for school bus inspections, was inaccurately tracking the inspections and was not working off a complete list of vehicles to be inspected,” a press release states.

“The purpose of these inspections is to ensure the safety features are working properly on buses that transport thousands of North Dakota children,” Gallion himself is quoted as saying in the release. “The fact that the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction falsely advertises that inspections are done on 100 percent of school buses is concerning.”

But Superintendent Kirsten Baesler fired back at Gallion in her own press release, claiming he was wrong about the scope DPI was claiming for bus inspections.

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