Hoover schools approve fee-based transportation plan

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) – The Hoover City Board of Education approved fee-based transportation for students Thursday evening.

The United States Department of Justice analyzed the proposals for the fee-based transportation and revealed they would not oppose the structure outlined by Hoover City Schools.

Hoover fee chartThe cost for one student rider per month will be $40.75 and $2.26 for non-poverty riders.  Students who qualify for the reduced prices through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) will pay $20.38 per month for one rider, or $1.13 per day.

Those who qualify for free lunch as a part of the program will pay $14.88 per month or $0.83 per day. The prices decrease for those paying for two student riders and three or more student riders.

The plan will be implemented for the 2014-2015 school year.

Superintendent Andy Craig said in a proposal to the Hoover City Board of Education that the plan would help the district certain financial challenges.

Copyright 2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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