Fayette Co. Parents Happy After School Board Rescinds Bus Vote
(Oakland, TN) Satrina Brown is glad the Fayette School board was listening Thursday night when hundreds of concerned parents packed into the library at Fayette Ware high School.
“Everything goes back to normal,” she said, talking about the school bus changes.
Brown was one of the parents who spoke up about problems created by the bus changes.
Thursday, the board rescinded last year’s vote which would have saved the district $750,000 a year.
One board member said the original plan was rushed, not communicated well, and didn’t get parents involved.
Brown says bus routes last year worked, “We knew we had problems last year with buses quitting, but we never did have a problem with kids getting back and forth to school.”
So, Starting August 20th, old bus routes and procedures go back into effect.
Also, school start times that changed at the beginning of the year will revert back.
Brown and others fear the transportation fight is not over.
Three new board members will be sworn in next month.
“We`re going to push the issue to stay like it is and I mean if we have to boycott, if we have to walk, if we have to march, if we had to take our kids out of the system, that`s what we will do,” said Brown.
The school system faces a $1.2 million budget deficit.
A board member told News Channel 3 they’ll likely look to the county to make up the difference.
He believes the transportation issue will come up again.