As part of the state's budgeting process, the N.C. Senate has now put forth its 2014-2015 fiscal year budget for consideration. One part that is noticeably absent from the budget comes under funding for the driver's education programs in public schools.
The N.C. legislature has played havoc with the public school system with yet another budget issue to consider.
At the Macon County School Board meeting that took place on June 16, Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin provided an update of the current status of the driver’s education program describing the amount that has been collected so far for the fiscal year – a little more than $6,000. The program currently requires students to pay a fee of $20 which offsets the cost of the program.