Local school districts may get the authority to furlough teachers to avoid laying them off.
The state Senate's proposed budget includes a provision allowing school districts to impose their own furloughs, Lynn Bonner reports.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Winston-Salem/Forsyth, Durham and Guilford asked for permission to furlough for local savings.
The Senate proposal also eliminates dropout prevention grants and gets rid of the $135 million in additional "discretionary cuts" Gov. Bev Perdue proposed.