Schools Suspend Driver's Ed Programs

Jul 7, 2015

School districts across the state have suspended their Driver’s Ed programs. Lee Jenkins has more.

Budget disagreements between the House and Senate have left financing for the programs up in the air. The Senate seeks to cut funding to high schools and have the community college system provide the classes, while the House seeks to maintain the program as it is.

In the wake of this uncertainty, at least one-third of North Carolina’s school districts have stopped offering Driver’s Ed classes. According to the Sun Journal, Pamlico County’s school district has had to dip into county funds to keep their program running. Under the proposed Senate budget, school districts would have to continue the classes for another year without state funding. I’m Lee Jenkins.