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Actually, nothing to do with the protection plan at all. It's called THE LAW.
There is such a thing in this country as innocent until proven guilty. The driver is suspended until the court date.
Let the driver have their day in court, then the administration will take action.
Common Sense, which seems to be an unknown factor in the protection plan of
job security for school union employees. In the real world where I live and work,
when a co-worker came to work drunk, he was told to pick up his coffee cup and
leave and that his final pay check would be mailed.
According to the news, The police stopped the bus because the driver was not in control. The police arrested the bus driver on a DUI charge. From my point of view, as a parent,
the bus driver is guilty of endangering the lives of precious children; judgment is already
rendered in the court of common sense; and the only action that should follow is
firing the driver so that this drive is never given a second change to put our children's
in harm's way, because of a stupid, uncaring decision to drink and then drive a
Of course, there will be a trial of "innocent until PROVEN guilty" by the legal system.
Then no doubt the union member will get "lawyered up" at taxpayers expense and then
the legalities of "unionized collective bargaining" will begin as to just how much it will cost to keep this driver from getting a second chance to endanger our children's lives. My guess,
it will be resolved with the driver getting a smack on one hand, and handed the keys to
the bus in the other hand. What say ye, on behalf of "tolerance" of drunk school bus drivers being innocent until proven guilty, then turned over to the administration to state the
union negotiating process with this school bus drive with 20 years work experience?
Will it be accepting a resignation; or a early retirement buy-out plan?