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A fourth town hall meeting to discuss Hillsborough's school bus system



As the Hillsborough County school district continues to address problems in its transportation department, people with concerns have another opportunity to speak out.

A fourth town hall meeting is scheduled Monday, starting 6 p.m. at the Beulah Baptist Church, 1006 Cypress Street in West Tampa.

The forum is open to employees, parents and anyone else who wishes to discuss the issues with School Board members. Nearly 100 people, mostly bus drivers, have spoken at the first three meetings, and Gradebook posted this account of what they said.

Also, as promised in a previous post, here is the transcribed interview with four trainers in the transportation department who brought their concerns to board member April Griffin earlier this year.

Expect transportation to be a hot topic at Tuesday's 3 p.m. board meeting. Among other things, the district must now replace general manager John Franklin, who resigned this week after seven years on the job.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:54pm]


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