One resigns, one let go from Wayland schools

WAYLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Wayland’s Transportation and Maintenance Supervisor has resigned and a bus driver has been let go, according to a letter by the district’s superintendent.

Superintendent Norman Taylor released a statement to 24 Hour News 8 saying “allegations of inappropriate and unacceptable behaviors by two employees within our transportation department and the way students were behaving on the bus” led to the resignation and dismissal.

Supervisor Jeff Schilthroat submitted his resignation and was no longer employed by the district on April 11, 2014. In the release, the superintendent stated because of legal requirements, the resignation was not official until Thursday.

Taylor wrote that Wayland School Board officials believed new leadership was needed.

The unnamed bus driver was let go from employment with the Wayland school district. “The district has high expectations for both students and for staff members. When behaviors are inconsistent with those expectations, accountability is both necessary and important.,” the statement read.

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