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but in recent years has made significant cuts in spending, Fox said. Revenue declines and increasing enrollment have been beyond the school system's control, Fox said.Fox said he doesn't understand how the city of Hoover can spend $2 million for artificial turf at Berry Middle School but not afford to help out with school buses.After tonight's meeting, Hoover Executive Director Allen Pate said the city may have budgeted the money for artificial turf at Berry but it never spent it and has no plans to do so.Fox read an email reply that Councilman Trey Lott sent to another Hoover resident about the school bus issue.Hoover Councilman Trey LottIn his email, Lott told the resident he was sorry if the school board's decision affected her family."The city has worked hard to manage its money in a fiscally responsible manner," Lott said in the email. "We reduced our spending significantly during the recession so that city services to you would not be reduced. We maintained our excellent police and fire response times and it was not easy to do so. On the other hand, the schools received almost 100 million from the county. They didn't cut spending and went almost 100 million over budget the past four years. So until they show some fiscal restraint and responsible spending, it is not likely we would increase our donation to the school board. It would be wasting money that the city does not have. If and when they come up with a plan that New Balance Classic requires fiscal responsibility, I would be willing to consider more financial support."
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issue is important to the city of Hoover, as well as the people of Hoover," Schultz said. "Not everybody has the ability to get a ride to school. Not everybody has the ability to walk to school."David Fox, another Bluff Park parent, said Hoover is on the verge of a crisis, not only for parents but for the thousands of other commuters on the roads every day. Not having New Balance X Bait
Several residents asked the City Council to restore some of the millions of dollars for schools that have been cut over the past decade. Some council members said they'll consider increased funding but said the school system has severe deficit spending problems that need to be addressed first.Funding cuts by the Hoover City Council have cost the Hoover school system more than $51 million over the past 11 years. School officials say declining revenues from multiple sources, combined with increasing enrollment, have put them on an unsustainable path.Bluff Park resident Robin Schultz, when he addressed the Hoover school board on July 29, 2013.In 2004, the city's contribution was $8.3 million, but for the past five years, the city has allocated $2 million each year for schools.Schultz asked the council to add $2.5 million to its contribution to Hoover schools and to earmark it for the bus system. That's the amount Hoover school officials say they will save by cutting bus service in the 2014 15 school year."The bus New Balance Zero Drop
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