The Waynesboro Area School District is putting a brake on one of their high school programs.
The school board voted last week seven to two to abolish its drivers education course. Superintendent Tod Kline says the downsize would save a salary with benefits of a total of around $100,000. The board voted to keep Latin and Gymnastics. Drivers education currently has a total enrollment of 110 high school junior and seniors. The semester long program has existed since the mid-70s.
“A lot of kids learn how to drive way long before they get into that classroom today and I think schools are trying to weigh what that top priority for using that funding is,” said Kline.
Kline says they are considering to replace driver’s education with an all day comprehensive kindergarten program this year.