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Bus drivers react to decision to end school bus services

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Decisions may have to be made to help budget shortfalls for the Hoover School System. However, the Alabama Education Association says ending bus service is the wrong decision to make.

The AEA held a meeting to discuss options and ways to help the Hoover School Board reverse its decision to stop school bus services.
     
Dozens of school bus drivers showed up at the meeting and voiced their opinions

Hoover School Bus Driver Maggie Fikes said, "Hoover is not like Vestavia or Homewood and Mountain Brook they are small communities. This is a very large well spread out [community]. So you're going to have problems with transportation, with that many more people trying to get their children to school."

Last week, Alabama's 13 Digital Journalist Kalisha Whitman interviewed  Hoover's superintendent. He said the reason for the decision to stop bus services is a cost saving measure. It's estimated eliminating bus services will save the district about $2.5 million.

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