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Section A: General News


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Wilson County News
April 9, 2014 | 5,055 views | 24 comments

FLORESVILLE -- TV news programs throughout Texas and even ABC’s Good Morning America have rebroadcasted the KSAT 12 story about video footage of a Floresville Independent School District (ISD) school-bus driver mocking a crying student earlier this year.

The story, which aired March 31 on KSAT’s 10 p.m. news broadcast, showed a video clip that the station obtained of a bus driver -- identified only as “Ms. Pat” -- taunting a crying student and urging Floresville South Elementary School students on her bus to do likewise. District officials said they were unsure how KSAT obtained the video footage.

However, following the initial news broadcast, Superintendent Sherri Bays said in a statement that Floresville ISD already was alerted of the situation and was probing the matter in the week prior to being contacted by KSAT.

“As per the information received by the district, there was one singular incident that was clearly unprofessional and inappropriate conduct by the driver,” Bays said. “It was addressed with that driver immediately and before KSAT 12 made any contact with the district.”

Additionally, Bays said she boarded the bus unannounced and spoke with the students about the importance of reporting any incidents in which anyone treats them or their friends badly. In a meeting with the district’s transportation department, staff were reminded of behavioral expectations and how to appropriately address discipline concerns with students.

On April 2, Bays said the driver still was employed with the district, but did not drive her bus that day. Later that day, she no longer was employed with the district. Since the situation is a “personnel matter,” Bays would not comment whether Ms. Pat resigned or if her employment was terminated.
 

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 15, 2014 6:06pm
 
It's a bit late for parents to react when disturbing information is made public. Perhaps, if today's parents did a better job at home, there would be no problems in school. Leadership by example and real involvement with your ... More ›

 
newguyntown  
floresville  
April 15, 2014 4:51pm
 
superf not all kids tell their parents everything.. the district is more than able to send out robo calls about days that there is no school or early release..... so there is a mechanism in place to make sure parents are informed ... More ›

 
SuprF  
Floresville  
April 15, 2014 11:16am
 
You can get all the information you need about what's going on at school just by talking to your kids. Don't rely on the school to notify you of what's happening.

 
Mr. Tibbs  
Floresville  
April 15, 2014 11:02am
 
there is a mantra from all administrators/principals espoused to the students and staff at the schools, even the middle schools. don't tell anyone something bad happened it makes the school/district look bad. Kids in the 7th ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
April 14, 2014 11:02am
 
To all the little whining mommas, If you think that all Beaver has to do is answer complaints of little spoiled brats, you are sadly mistaken. Call Dear Abby. Like the fruit cake lady says "God Almighty !"

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 14, 2014 10:57am
 
Anita.....My hobby is blogging. :-)

 
brite eyes  
flotown  
April 14, 2014 9:33am
 
I wonder if the bus driver was a relative of Mr. Beaver? I believe he has several relatives that are bus drivers...hmmm. I agree Prairie Grouch - zero tolerance for bullying has led to more bullying, not less.

 
Anita D  
Koushata  
April 14, 2014 9:20am
 
To all the people who are commenting on this story, why don’t you go get a job or a hobby? Or better yet, go work for KSAT news and report for them since people in that town like to report the most ridiculous stories to the news ... More ›

 
melony mom  
April 13, 2014 8:57am
 
The school finds out information and makes a decision to hide it/resolve it. Let parents know what is going on so that they can make final decision. We are the parent not FISD.

 
melony mom  
April 13, 2014 7:41am
 
Has anyone asked when this incident actually happened? A month before it hit the news guys. In other words, nothing would have happened if it weren't for KSAT12. FISD can let their employees treat our children anyway they ... More ›

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