A bus driver has been charged with rape in our district. When the district learned he was charged with a crime, they had meetings and committee's and met with the perpetrator for an interview. They consulted counsel and found they could not terminate him or reassign him for being charged with a crime. They determined he posed no threat and allowed him to continue working. Then they received an anonymous call saying he was charged with rape and sexual abuse, and that a grand jury had indicted him. They looked into the matter further and decided to put him on administrative leave pending the outcome. I'm glad we have a ****ing committee deciding it's ok for rapists to drive my kids to school. As if I needed more ammo on why public education is complete Bull****. A school bus driver. I can't count how many times I was alone on a school bus with just the driver. And my kids are one of the last stops coming home. I think the district personnell responsible for the delayed decision to put him on administrative leave should be charged with endangering the welfare of a child, pending outcome of the bus drivers case. If this were McDonalds, a law office, an advertising agency, or something, I could understand the employer keeping their nose out of the employee's business. But this is a person responsible for kids and in control of them for periods of the day, like most of a school districts employees. I don't think it's draconian to say "You're charged with a crime, you go on administrative leave until the outcome of the charges." Not only that, but I beleive if you've been convicted of a felony, you can't be employed by a school. They were in no legal violation placing him on leave. That should have been the first course of action, even (especially) if they didn't know the charges, the possibility existed that it was a sex-crime or a felony, and that he WAS guilty of a crime that would conflict with his employment. And, he was arrested on school property. edit: BTW, this driver was a district driver, not my kids school bus driver.