NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- A city teacher who was convicted last month of driving drunk with a van full of students while returning from a school trip could be looking for a new job.
Frances MacDonald, 48, was employed by the Niagara Catholic District School Board for 12 years before her Sept. 11 conviction for impaired driving that resulted in a $2,000 fine and a two-year driving prohibition.
After MacDonald’s conviction, the school board’s director of education would only say that the board would be taking appropriate action but that he couldn’t say more because of privacy legislation.
When contacted this week, John Crocco said: “She no longer has employment responsibilities with this board.”
When asked what that means and whether MacDonald’s employment was terminated, he simply repeated the statement and gave no further explanation.
MacDonald was driving students back home from a fishing expedition on May 31, 2012 when she collided with a 1987 motorcycle.
MacDonald was found to have more than double the legal limit of alcohol in her blood.
MacDonald and the students, but the motorcyclist was treated in hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
MacDonald has not responded to requests for comment made via e-mail and through her website.