PTOs and PTAs in Hoover have an excellent opportunity to step to the forefront and lead the discussion about the Board’s decision to eliminate buses.
Links take you to the school’s PTO/PTA page.
Bluff Park – No Board members listed online
Brock’s Gap – President Shay Brewer
Deer Valley – President Christine Hofmann
Green Valley – No Board members listed online
Greystone – President Nikki Duke
Gwin – President Wendy Wrona
Riverchase – President Kelly Grande
Rocky Ridge – President Shelly Shaw
Shades Mountain – President Traci Walter
South Shades Crest – President Dawn Blake
Trace Crossings – No Board members listed online
The Hoover Parent Teacher Council (HPTC) meets on a monthly basis at the Central Office. The HPTC is comprised of the presidents of each school-based PTO/PTA. Deanna Bamman serves as President of the HPTC, but no information is available regarding who else sits on the Executive Board of the HPTC.
In this interview with WBHM, Bamman stated that she is giving the board the benefit of the doubt and has confidence that neighbors will help neighbors.
STS Transportation, the bus service named as one who could contract with parents directly for a fee, met with the HPTC recently and shared information about how the pay-for-bus-service model could work. In this interview with al.com, Bamman said the next step is to have meetings, she hoped before Christmas, in each individual school to share information with parents and get feedback from them about the private bus service.
Take the time to have a conversation with your school’s President and PTO/PTA leaders to determine what their position is and what resources parent groups will be able to offer families.