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.
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.