Hoover bus system cuts

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A school system in suburban Birmingham is planning a forum for parents to weigh in on earlier plans to eliminate bus routes.

The Hoover school system plans the forum for 7 p.m. Thursday at Spain Park High School.

School system officials have been reconsidering some aspects of the plan after a wave of complaints by parents and school bus drivers.

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.

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A school system in suburban Birmingham is back-tracking on its plan to end all school bus service after a wave of complaints by parents and school bus drivers.

The Hoover School System's superintendent and school board members are expected to be at an Aug. 8 forum to give parents a chance to give feedback.

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.

Hoover is ranked among the state's leaders in per-pupil spending.

hoovercity.schoolinsites.com

One of Alabama's best-funded public school systems is reconsidering a plan to end school bus service.

   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.

   But school board president Paulette Pearson tells The Birmingham News (http://bit.ly/13bImbJ) that other options are now being considered.

One of Alabama's best-funded public school systems says it's ending school bus service to save money.

   The Hoover city school board voted Monday night to eliminate bus routes for everyone but special education students beginning in August 2014.

   Buses will run as normal during the upcoming school year. But officials say cutbacks will save $2.5 million annually after that.

   Hoover is located in suburban Birmingham and it's ranked among the state's leaders in per-pupil spending.