- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Hoover schools officials have delayed a plan to charge fees for school bus service until fall of 2015.

Superintendent Andy Craig and state schools Superintendent Tommy Bice met about the issue this week. Craig says the district will spend time working out how much parents will be charged if students don’t ride department school buses on a daily basis.

District officials have said the fees will allow the system to expand bus service, but questions have been raised over how low-income parents would pay the costs. The plan to implement fees came after district officials initially proposed cutting the district’s bus service altogether.

Bice says legal questions associated with the plan are still lingering and the delay will give officials time to help address them.

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