We’ve got great news for all those places across our state with dreams of building new schools or plans to improve the ones we have.
Over the next two years, $812 million raised by the lottery – yes, that’s money from your play of lottery games − is in a pipeline to make major new investments toward helping our counties build and repair schools.
Our state’s new budget made some pretty major changes to school construction funds, adding tens of millions of dollars on top of what was already earmarked for school construction.
The reality is that many counties have a wish list for how they’d like to repair and renovate their schools. Others have dreams of building new schools altogether.
Well, that $812 million means:
- Grants of up to $30 million for a new elementary school, $40 million for a new middle school, and $50 million for a new high school. Our students deserve new, fun, safe, and engaging places of learning.
- All 100 counties are getting $300,000 this year and $500,000 next year to renovate and repair school buildings.
Not too long ago, Harnett County school superintendent Dr. Aaron Fleming invited us to the Northwest Harnett Elementary School ground-breaking. Thanks to his invitation we shared this story and video with you. We’d love nothing more than to see more schools like this one go up all across the state soon!
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