And I'm calling CPS if she's still there today. Yesterday she got abusive with me and stood over me and told me she is "authorized" to watch me belt the kids in, like I'm mentally slow and can't close a seat belt. I'd had it and walked off the bus and straight into the Special Education Director's office at the school. The school contracts these bus companies. After complaining all about her to him (I hadn't told him the full story before because I was an employee) he was nice enough to drive me home and said he'd "talk to people." Nice as he is, I don't feel she's safe, sane or in good physical shape to drive my son so I decided to see if the local newspaper would be interested in the story of a lady who admitted her racism not being pulled off a route that had two AA kids on it. And, if you recall, she was very pointed about her racism. "You can't tell me to feel a certain way." "The races shouldn't mix." "A black man asked me to have his baby and I said I don't do that." Blah, blah, blah. She has also don't other things, like refuse to belt in the wheelchairs the way she should--she makes up her own way. She got mad at a hyper little girl that I had belted over her coat (this child only weighs about thirty pounds) and she yanked up her jacket and belted her at the abdomen tightly. She wouldn't let me bend over to held a child up the stairs (she couldn't reach the railing). Her excuse? *I* may fall out...lol. The poor kid's mom had to hold her. I could go on and on. But my interest is my own son. The newspaper and television station both called me back. The radio station said, "SHE SAID WHAT???? AND THEY WON'T TAKE HER OFF THE ROUTE?" We talked and she's going to get back to me. She said the only way shes could do the story is if I went on televsion, which made me hesitate because of my son. But she agreed to blank out my face and distort my voice. I decided to be nice and called the head of the bus terminal this morning to tell him nicely what I had planned if he didn't get her off my son's route TODAY (he has others who can do it). I swear, she must sleep with him. They think she walks on water. Having given him fair warning, it's their move. I hope they just yank her and I don't have to do any of this. However, I'm prepared to do anything. This woman is not just a danger to my son--she's an even bigger danger to non-verbal children that we have. Not that my son would get off the bus and tell me if she called me an "N." He wouldn't. My sweet boy is very innocent and wouldn't want to get her in trouble, even if she called him a name. She's driving kids with special needs. Well, this is my rant. My hands are shaking on the keyboard as I type. Have a great day and let me know if you think I'm an overprotective, daffy mother. I need to hear it if I am.