On Tuesday, 12-year-old Alia Sylvester almost missed out on playing her favorite sport, volleyball. Fortunately, her grandmother, Linda Lartigue-Wilson came through.
Lartigue-Wilson was able to pick up her granddaughter from volleyball practice, even though Alia's mother did not have transportation.
But other Beaumont Independent School District students might not be as lucky, especially now that the district has suspended transportation for after-school activities like volleyball and football practices.
The board of managers voted for the cost-cutting measure because of the district's financial crisis.
Family members say it will be a hardship for them. Lartigue-Wilson said, "It's going to be a big hardship on them because they now have to have the gas money to go and pick up the kids that are interested in doing after-school activities, it's going to hit hard at home."
But it could be more of a hardship on the students who can't get a ride, and will have to sacrifice their after-school activities.
Tyrrell Pete has two kids at Ozen, a girl who plays volleyball and a son on the football team. He blames those who caused the financial mismanagement for creating this burden on parents and students.
Pete said, "Everybody has took advantage of the whole school district and now the kids have to suffer and it's not right. I think whoever had taken the money that buses can't run they need to be paying restitution, find some other way than making the kids suffer for adults' mistakes."