Restore DeKalb is calling for an outside law enforcement agency to investigate the sexual harassment/retaliation complaint of a DeKalb County School bus driver.
The organization says neither the new Governor-appointed School Board nor the interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond have provided follow-up to its request for an investigation.
Viola Davis, who heads Restore DeKalb, said she has been tracking complaints of school bus drivers since April after learning that whistle blowers were being unfairly punished for speaking out about their work environment. Davis said one bus driver’s schedule was changed several times, making it difficult for the driver to learn new routes and children who were supposed to be picked up.
“It’s ridiculous what they’re going through. I had one grandmother break down crying,” Davis said. “We were surprised to find that our documents were not read after two weeks and no one acknowledged they received the documents during this time,” said Davis. “We were instructed by Superintendent Michael Thurmond to send documentation directly to him if we know of anyone experiencing retaliation. We sent the documentation to the Superintendent and copied the entire Board of Education. There is no excuse for our documents to go for two weeks without any reply.”
On Common Ground News is awaiting a response from the School District.
DSW comment: We simply must ask, “What on earth is the new, highly-compensated communications director doing?”