Learn by doing no longer is the policy in Carroll, Iowa. The school board fired its bus driver for letting students drive the bus. Children said she offered to let them bring treats on the bus if they didn’t tell their parents.
After the meeting, (parent) Michael Heim said children were given three tries to successfully put the bus in gear. “It was three stalls and you’re out,” he said.
Lesleh Heim said one child became scared and asked to be let off the bus early. The Heims estimate that Rivers let the kids drive about five miles. Michael Heim said he had heard from school administrators that Rivers had already tried to apply for a bus driver position in another district.
She’s accumulated numerous moving violations, so perhaps she thought the kids would be safer drivers.