ATLANTA — From icy roads on wintry mornings in the Appalachian foothills to dirt roads that wash out in heavy rains, it’s not always easy getting to and from school in Georgia.

This year, rising fuel prices are making it more expensive as well. In Douglas County, the school system is budgeting an extra $660,000 for fuel for fiscal year 2023, Superintendent Trent North told the Sentinel earlier this summer.

A report from Capitol Beat News Service was used in this article.

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