Three More Bus Drivers Are Gone – That Makes Thirteen

Hoover Schools spokesperson Jason Gaston says a handful of bus drivers have already turned in resignation letters, but he says school leaders were prepared for this.

A handful?

Three more bus drivers’ resignations were approved at Monday’s board meeting.  Add to that

  • Two at the July 29, 2013, board meeting
  • Six at the August 12, 2013 board meeting
  • Two at the September 10 board meeting

Do ten bus drivers equal a handful?

Plus three from Monday.

Thirteen seems like more than a handful.

And the folks they’re hiring to replace them? Of the 9 drivers that have been hired to replace them, 8 of them have zero experience (according to notations in Personnel reports). Likely they have experience driving buses, but they have not been previously employed by Hoover City Schools. One new hire had 7 years experience.

Leave of absences were approved for three bus drivers at Monday’s meeting.

That makes sixteen experienced drivers that are not driving buses anymore. Nine have been hired to replace them. At last count, Hoover City Schools ran 120 buses each day, though it is unclear if all of those buses are still running at this point.

Personnel Reports (linked below) are approved by the Hoover Board of Education at each meeting. They are emailed to those who have requested to receive them the following day. If you’d like to be added to the list to receive personnel reports, email

July 29, 2013
August 12, 2013
September 10, 2013
October 21, 2013