Driver concerned about bus safety

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013

 
In an impassioned plea to the Dorchester District Two Board of Trustees last Monday,  June 10, Dave Thrash implored the board to reconsider its use of Durham School Services for its transportation needs.
Thrash told the board that Durham trains its drivers only to drive and offers no training for assisting special needs children.
Further, said Thrash, “their turnover rate is 60 percent which means experienced drivers (three or more years) are a minority.”
“Drivers are scared to make a decision while on their routes,” continued Thrash, “and this means an indecisive driver, which is a dangerous driver.”
However, according to the DD2 Special Services Department that oversees special education students, the training of the bus drivers and monitors on the special education buses is actually overseen and conducted by the district’s special education department.

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