CLEVELAND – A Cleveland bus driver is on house suspension pending a hearing on allegations she left a child unattended on a school bus Wednesday.
CMSD spokeswoman Roseann Canfora said because such a violation of policy also constitutes a violation of state law, the case has been referred to the Cleveland Police Department and a case worker from the Department of Family & Children’s Services.
“At CMSD, we have a strict policy on the responsibility of drivers to verify that a bus is empty prior to departure,” said Canfora. “That policy includes disciplinary measures up to and including termination for failure to comply.”
The circumstances surrounding the alleged incident are not known.
The name of the suspended school bus driver has not been released.