NM school bus blindfolding case prompts questions

June 23, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque school board has voted to renew a contract with one of the companies that provide bus service for the school district, but one family is asking that steps be taken to better protect children.

Melissa Carrasco asked the board this week not to renew the contract with Herrera School Buses and Coaches. She said her two special needs children were mistreated by one of the company’s bus drivers.

Carrasco asked the board to hold off on renewing the contract or to examine Herrera’s hiring practices if they did renew it, the Albuquerque Journal reported ( ).

The board decided Wednesday to approve the $4.7 million contract. Administrators cited Herrera’s responsiveness to the complaints as a Login to read more

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