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H. SCOTT HOFFMANN/News & Record

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The days of free driver education in Guilford County Schools could end next fall because of uncertain state funding.

School system officials don’t know if they will need to start charging for the classes. That’s because they also don’t know how much state funding, if any, they will get to cover program costs.

They may not know until July, or whenever legislators approve the next state budget.

“We’re all kind of in limbo, wondering what is going to happen for the coming year,” said Leigh Hebbard, who oversees the driver education program for Guilford County Schools.

The same is true for school systems across North Carolina.

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