School bus company to fire four employees Dallas County: Student safety not involved, spokeswoman says

By Joshua Benton
Staff Writer

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Four more Dallas County Schools employees will be fired today as a result of an investigation on how bus drivers are paid in the southeastern part of the county.

The four, all drivers, join two supervisors who were fired last week. All were based at the Kleburg bus center, which serves as the headquarters for routes in parts of Dallas ISD and the former Wilmer-Hutchins district.

Deanne Hullender, the DCS spokeswoman, said that she could not detail what the fired employees are alleged to have done, but that it involved “misconduct and mismanagement of DCS employees and resources.” The allegations do not involve student safety, she said.

An investigation is ongoing and will soon expand to the other district bus centers around the county, she said. Ms. Hullender credited a series of internal controls set up in the last two years for catching the misconduct.

Dallas County Schools provides bus service for nine area districts.