Low Country Vocational School Funding Problems

A program to help people needs help itself. The Beaufort-Jasper County Academy for Career Excellence, or ACE, is a vocational school. And it's operating in the red. Right now, the school district pays the bills, but today representatives asked lawmakers to have the county council take over.

"It's a mess," said South Carolina Senator Scott Richardson. "Looks like we're going to have to visit the code book to deal with it because the counties, neither Beaufort or Jasper, have really hit it head on."

They'll set up a meeting with everyone involved to try to come up with a solution. We'll let you know what happens next.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com