Court Denies Emergency Injunction Request for School Bus Suspension
A father of two children suspended from a district bus transporting them to a charter school had asked for the injunction when he filed a $50,000 lawsuit against Centennial.
A judge issued a ruling from the bench that denied an emergency injunction for Centennial School District's decision to suspend bus privileges for two boys that representatives from the district say created an unsafe environment while being transported to the MaST charter school.
Upper Southampton attorney Michael McGuigan filed a $50,000 lawsuit earlier this month against the district on behalf of his two sons, claiming in court documents obtained that their civil rights had been violated.
Testimony from the school bus driver that detailed the disruptive behavior, from Wayne Robinson, director of transportation for Centennial, and Assistant Superintendant of Operations William Gretton, that provided information regarding the district's school bus conduct policy, was enough for the judge to provide the ruling in the school district's favor.
While the injunction was denied, McGuigan can continue with the original lawsuit.
According to the Pennsylvania Charter School Law enacted in 1997, free transportation will be provided to students attending a charter school within the district, to any charter school of which the district is a member or if the charter school is within 10 miles of the sending district, a condition that MaST meets.