- Posted August 13, 2013 by
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Hoover to cut school bus service in 2014-15 school year in effort to save $2.5 million
Parents, grandparents, students, business people and other community members listened to school officials spend about 45 minutes explaining the school system's financial struggles and "unsustainable" path of deficit spending.
Then, they gave school officials a piece of their mind.
Dozens of people made their way to the microphone and spent two hours telling school officials they had made a mistake and begging them to reverse the decision.
"You and the board are on the verge of destroying one of the best school systems in the state of Alabama," one Spain Park High School mother told Superintendent Andy Craig, who stood at the microphone and took the brunt of the criticism.
Several parents asked if the forum tonight was a waste of time because school officials already have made up their minds or if there was any plan to do something else.