Hoover bus plan still under review by U.S. Justice Department


HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — When Hoover’s board of education announced in July it would stop running school buses, parents were quick to object.

The board said the move would save the school system millions each year.

In December, the board changed the original plan of doing away with buses altogether.

Superintendent Andy Craig said the board was looking at hiring an outside company and requiring parents to pay a fee for the service.

The newest plan is for current Hoover bus drivers to operate Hoover vehicles with parents footing the bill.

However, the question remains: how much will parents pay for their child to use the service?

The answer depends on the U.S. Justice Department. The proposed plan is being reviewed, but bad weather and other pending issues delayed the process.

The board hopes to have the costs in hand by April’s board meeting.

2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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