Former bus driver serves jail sentence, apologizes to district

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Former Mount Pleasant School District bus driver Cheryl Randall apologized Wednesday to residents of the tiny Washougal community for stealing money from the district.

Randall served one day in Skamania County Jail, as part of her sentencing Aug. 2 in Camas-Washougal Municipal Court. She still has four days of community service remaining.

Randall, 59, pleaded guilty to using a district credit card to steal $500 in gas for her personal vehicle. A state auditor's report later uncovered thousands of dollars more in questionable expenses that the district did not document.

Randall must reimburse the school district $6,993.67, including gas purchases, the cost of the auditor's report and court costs, Judge Darvin Zimmerman ruled last week. Randall disagreed with the dollar amount she was asked to pay back, she said Wednesday, but was eager to move on.

"I'm sorry to the community of Mount Pleasant," Randall said. "I want to just go on with my life."