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Court of Appeals reviews Shenendehowa marijuana firing

Union tries to block termination of bus driver who tested positive

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Whether an arbitrator overstepped his bounds in reinstating a Shenendehowa Central School District bus driver who tested positive for marijuana use was taken up by the state’s highest court Thursday. The attorney for the school district, Beth A. Bourassa, argued before the Court of Appeals that the bus driver was rightly fired as part of a zero-tolerance policy and that an arbitrator overstepped his authority in allowing the driver back on the job. The attorney ...

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