The Clarke County Board of Education moved ahead on a tentative budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The board approved the $171 million dollar budget, which means that the next step is a public comment period, which is expected to include two public input meetings. After that window is closed and any changes are made, Board members will vote again in June.
A UGA researcher is part of a team that has created a new, safer part for hydrogen cars.
Hydrogen-powered cars can generally go farther without refueling than battery-powered electric cars. But, one bump in the road to developing hydrogen-powered cars for the consumer market is the risk of fire. Sensors that detect hydrogen leaks can also spark, causing a fire when the flammable hydrogen gas is ignited.