East Hampton School District Suspends 5 Employees

District superintendent assures parents suspensions have nothing to do with students safety, but workplace matters.

Five transportation employees with the East Hampton School District have been suspended within the past two weeks.

District Superintendent Rich Burns told parents and staff in a letter on Friday that the reason for the suspensions was not related to student safety.

"I want to assure that this action has no bearing on the past or current operational safety of our buses; nor is it related to any interactions between our students and our transportation staff," Burns said.

Two of the employees — bus drivers — were suspended on Feb. 1, and another three were suspended on Friday, he said.

The school board approved the suspension of the first two at a meeting on Feb. 5. 

"The issues relate to personnel/workplace matters," he said. "I am not at liberty to comment further relating to the specifics of these "employee issues," but rest assured that the district's actions have no connection to our students or instructional staff.

Burns said the investigation is continuing and that he would keep parents and staff apprised of any developments that the district is "legally able to share."

Parents, are you disturbed by news of the suspensions of five employees? Share your thoughts in the

Dana Kalbacher February 26, 2013 at 12:19 AM
I would just like to say that some wonderful bus drivers at John Marshall Elementary School. We share lunch and recess duty and our JMMES drivers go the extra mile for the kids. Pun intended..:)
Dana Kalbacher February 26, 2013 at 01:16 AM
typo..I work with some wonderful bus drivers at JMMES..;)
barack obama March 11, 2013 at 01:55 PM
I'm trying to create jobs not to have people suspended from jobs
jerry March 27, 2013 at 01:04 AM
Hope they are O.K.,
George OJ April 01, 2013 at 03:15 PM


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