LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A bus driver for Lake County Schools faces possible termination after she was caught on the bus cameras talking on her cell phone while driving, WKMG Local 6 reports.
Bernita Blake is up for a vote of termination at a school board meeting on Monday. Earlier in the year, she was caught driving 71 mph in her school bus; she was disciplined but kept her job.
In 2004, Blake kept her job at the district after being arrested on charges of grand theft and petit theft related to a separate job she had servicing vending machines. At that time, Florida statutes only required a district employee to be terminated if certain criminal charges involved children; the district has since tightened its policies beyond what's required by Florida statutes.
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Other news on cell phone use in buses:
● Ala. bill would restrict school bus driver cell phone use
● Feds issue "Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving"