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Old Yesterday, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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This happened in WA state. The school district has apologized to parents. Even though this happened fairly local to me, I have not heard more about it.

I heard nothing about a union. I think I understood that bus drivers worked for a contractor. I think I understood that she had appeared sober earlier in her shift.
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Old Yesterday, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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This happened in WA state. The school district has apologized to parents. Even though this happened fairly local to me, I have not heard more about it.

I heard nothing about a union. I think I understood that bus drivers worked for a contractor. I think I understood that she had appeared sober earlier in her shift.
Can be very easy to be sober at the start of the shift, and get drunk during... Perhaps she carried some miniatures or a cup or something, and drank while driving?
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Old Yesterday, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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Okay I know this is no laughing matter... But some of what she was saying certainly made me chuckle...]
Me too. That woman is a wreck, and a real good thing she didn't get in one.

Sleeping pills, anti anxiety meds, plus booze? Wow, I'm impressed she made her routes on time without issue, other than freaking out the kids.

It's an undesirable, thankless job. Unfortunately incidents such as these will probably mean even more parents driving kids to school, something that I'm personally not in favor of if at all possible.
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Old Yesterday, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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If I lived in that school district I would be demanding to know which store she bought the alcohol from, what brand it was, etc.
Please explain what you would do with that information.
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Old Yesterday, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Disgusting. How could a person not recognize herself that she was drunk, especially with all those kids under her care.

Disgusting human being.
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Old Yesterday, 05:52 PM
 
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Can be very easy to be sober at the start of the shift, and get drunk during... Perhaps she carried some miniatures or a cup or something, and drank while driving?
There are many hours off between dropping kids off and picking them up.
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Old Today, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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How about install a Ignition Interlock Device in each school bus? Problem solved...
New York has been trying to do just that for seven years. But apparently the legislation hasn't gotten anywhere. So the problem just keeps going on.

Officials want ignition interlocks for school buses _ Herald Community Newspapers _ www.liherald.com
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Old Today, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I don't know about your school district, but in our school district, the bus drivers are in a union, and they're making well above minimum wage. Well above.
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Bus drivers out here are actually paid quite well.
When you have foreign companies that come in and are awarded contracts for school bus service, because they can provide the service cheaper then the school districts can, how do you think they do it? Well they can probably negotiate better deals for busses by buying them in greater numbers. But that is probably not a significant cost saving to make much difference. How about lower wages? That could be a big cost savings. How about cutting corners on bus maintenance and safety? That can save a lot of money too.

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Average Bus Driver, School Hourly Pay
$16.02
Bus Driver, School Hourly Pay _ PayScale
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Old Today, 06:51 AM
 
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When you have foreign companies that come in and are awarded contracts for school bus service, because they can provide the service cheaper then the school districts can, how do you think they do it? Well they can probably negotiate better deals for busses by buying them in greater numbers. But that is probably not a significant cost saving to make much difference. How about lower wages? That could be a big cost savings. How about cutting corners on bus maintenance and safety? That can save a lot of money too.



Bus Driver, School Hourly Pay _ PayScale
Just an aside, none of the contract companies in my area are foreign. I wanted to add itís not just hourly rate, itís not full time. Itís a couple hours in the morning and a couple hours in the afternoon.
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Old Today, 07:42 AM
 
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When you have foreign companies that come in and are awarded contracts for school bus service, because they can provide the service cheaper then the school districts can, how do you think they do it? Well they can probably negotiate better deals for busses by buying them in greater numbers. But that is probably not a significant cost saving to make much difference. How about lower wages? That could be a big cost savings. How about cutting corners on bus maintenance and safety? That can save a lot of money too.



Bus Driver, School Hourly Pay _ PayScale

Your initial and continued premise is bs. DUIs and poor decision making occurs across all professions and economic status so as I said your stance is incorrect
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