Union County, Tenn. (WVLT) - Every morning the bus depot is usually empty; but for the rest of the school year school buses will remain parked and parents will be forced to find ways to take their kids to school.
"My kids will not be in an Union County school next year," said parent Renda Gibson.
Gibson and dozens of other parents dropped their kids off, then rushed off to work.
"It's crap that these people aren't doing what they're suppose to they're funded the money," said Gibson.
Money the board said it doesn't have, so parking the buses saves more than $40,000.
"It is unfortunate that we can't run the buses. The money is just not there," said Paulette Elementary School Principal Jason Bailey.
"My little girl said there's one little boy in her class that's not going for the rest of the year because the parents can't bring him," said Jennifer Emge.
Shannon Forsythe packed her car full of kids from her neighborhood.
"My car is only so big, I had four other parents in my subdivision ask me if I could bring their kids to school," said Forsythe.
Even though the board is saving thousands, parents said the runs to school cut into work time and could cost them their jobs.
The principal said that attendance will be taken each day. Parents are worried that they might be arrested for truancy if their kids miss too many days of school. Administrators said parents can appeal that with the school board.