Hoover city schools http://apr.org en Alabama School System To Host Forum On Bus Plans http://apr.org/post/alabama-school-system-host-forum-bus-plans-0 <P>A school system in suburban Birmingham is planning a forum for parents to weigh in on earlier plans to eliminate bus routes.</P> <P>The Hoover school system plans the forum for 7 p.m. Thursday at Spain Park High School.</P> <P>School system officials have been reconsidering some aspects of the plan after a wave of complaints by parents and school bus drivers.</P> <P>Earlier, the school board had voted to eliminate bus routes for everyone but special education students beginning in August 2014 as part of a plan to save $2.5 million annually.</P> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:28:11 +0000 The Associated Press 35676 at http://apr.org Alabama School System To Host Forum On Bus Plans Ala School System Reconsiders Cutting Bus Service http://apr.org/post/ala-school-system-reconsiders-cutting-bus-service <p>One of Alabama's best-funded public school systems is reconsidering a plan to end school bus service.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Hoover city school board voted Monday night to eliminate bus routes for everyone but special education students beginning in August 2014 as part of a plan to save $2.5 million annually.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; But school board president Paulette Pearson tells The Birmingham News (http://bit.ly/13bImbJ) that other options are now being considered.<br> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:11:45 +0000 The Associated Press 34724 at http://apr.org Ala School System Reconsiders Cutting Bus Service Ala School System Cuts Bus Service to Save Money http://apr.org/post/ala-school-system-cuts-bus-service-save-money <p>One of Alabama's best-funded public school systems says it's ending school bus service to save money.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Hoover city school board voted Monday night to eliminate bus routes for everyone but special education students beginning in August 2014.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Buses will run as normal during the upcoming school year. But officials say cutbacks will save $2.5 million annually after that.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Hoover is located in suburban Birmingham and it's ranked among the state's leaders in per-pupil spending.<br> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:17:13 +0000 The Associated Press 34220 at http://apr.org Ala School System Cuts Bus Service to Save Money