Driver’s ed, teacher assistants on the line for 2015-16.
The North Carolina General Assembly is expected to spend the next several weeks hashing out the state budget, which may take a while considering the vast differences between the two chamber’s budget proposals.
The Senate voted on their $21.47 billion budget last week, a two percent increase over the current year. Last month, the House approved their version, which weighed in at $22.2 billion, a five percent increase in spending.
Senate Republican and Democrats were split on the proposal, with the basis of contention involving education. The two parties spend five hours arguing the Senate’s education support, or according to Macon County Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin, the lack thereof.