Unruly bus riders prompts Jefferson County to crack down
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A union official says more than 60 percent of Jefferson County Public Schools say they have felt unsafe on the job.
School district Chief Operations Officer Michael Raisor tells The Courier-Journal that school officials will be tougher on misbehaving students by suspending bus privileges or expelling students from the bus in the most extreme cases. He also says the district is going to work closer with drivers.
The district’s database records show that drivers submitted 2,763 official complaints during the first 70 days of the school year. Among them was a complaint by a driver about having to mop up blood caused by a violent fight.
School district spokeswoman Allison Martin says that the complaint rate this year amounts to only 0.04 percent per student trip.