Staff to ride school bus routes with behavior problems

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Officials with Jefferson County Public Schools say monitors will ride on bus routes that are determined to have behavior problems.

JCPS Chief Operations Officer Michael Raisor told The Courier-Journal (cjky.it/1RKmbX3) that the district will require schools to provide a staff person to ride along in an effort to reduce student misbehavior.

The move comes after John Stovall, president of the Teamsters Local 783, which represents about 1,000 bus drivers, told the newspaper that more than 60 percent of school bus drivers said they have felt unsafe on the job.

District records show that drivers submitted 2,763 official complaints during the first 70 days of the school year.

JCPS officials said the percentage of complaints is small compared to the 70,000 students who are transported to and from school each day.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

 

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