Some of the youngest stakeholders protest last summer after Hoover’s school board voted to cancel the district’s bus routes. Since then, the board has reversed that decision but approved a fee structure for student riders. School officials recently announced that would be delayed until 2015 … but the controversy is still brewing. Photo by Dan Carsen.
Hoover, Ala.– Today, AL.com and WBHM hosted a lunch discussion on the controversy over the Hoover school system’s plan to impose fees on student bus riders. AL.com reporter Jon Anderson and WBHM’s education reporter Dan Carsen were on hand to facilitate the sometimes heated discussion and answer questions. Afterward, Carsen spoke with WBHM’s News Director Rachel Osier Lindley. To start, Carsen recaps how the situation got to where it is today:
At The Egg And I in Hoover. From bottom left: Allinda Brown, Justin Barkley, Arnold Singer, Robyn Hyden (obscured), Sabrina Lewis, Rachel Osier Lindley, and Dan Carsen. Photo by Audrey Atkins.