Two Whitehall families have filed a civil lawsuit against the Whitehall City School District following at least two bus incidents in which they allege the driver assaulted their special-needs children while transporting them to school.
Safety and security issues will be addressed over the Thanksgiving break inside Whitehall-Yearling High School, just as renovations begin on the older portion of the school to the tune of $2.6 million.
Families of the children who were allegedly assaulted by a Whitehall bus driver filed a civil rights lawsuit against him, Whitehall schools and the city of Whitehall in federal court yesterday. They are asking for $2.5 million in damages.
Whitehall school board members unanimously accepted the resignation of a school bus driver facing assault and endangering charges last week after hearing from two of the families involved in recent incidents.
Beechwood Elementary School recently recognized its October Students of the Month. The students were recognized by their teachers for being outstanding role models, demonstrating strong character and exhibiting excellent classroom work habits.