“They’re scared,” said Melanie Douglas, a bus driver fired last week. She said Green “used a bullying tactic to get people back to work. For some households, this is the only money coming in.”
Efforts should be made to address bus driver pay concerns, she said, noting Green's line that drivers are the first and last to see students on their daily education journeys.
“This district is top-heavy,” said Joel Edwards of Restore DeKalb, which advocates for elected official accountability. “The money is not funneling down to the workers.”