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Hoover School board rescinds plan for bus fees

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Some are calling it welcoming news for parents. On Monday night, the Hoover City School board rescinded a controversial plan to charge bus fees. The board voted unanimous for the change. {}

Former Superintendent Andy Craig introduced the plan, but it was delayed until further review. The former superintendent said the fees were necessary to save revenue. Since then, a new superintendent has taken over the school system. Dr. Kathy Murphy told ABC 33/40 there was a real disconnect for her and charging for bus did not work for her. School board President, Derrick Murphy, spoke a similar sentiment. He says there are at least 14,000 kids in the school system and it is important to get them to school in the safest way. He also added fees on children to get to school is not the right option. Doctor Murphy says the Department of Justice and the Legal Defense Fund frowned upon the charging of students to come to school. {}She says she will now look for additional ways to save money.{}

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