Thursday, 18 October 2018 05:03

Anson County Awarded $15 Million From School Construction Fund Established by General Assembly

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State Senator Tom McInnis State Senator Tom McInnis Photograph courtesy of the office of Senator McInnis

Raleigh, NC:  North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson announced Monday that $15 million in grant funds from the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund will be awarded to Anson County to go towards a new Anson Middle School.

The Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund was established by the Republican-led General Assembly in 2017 to provide additional money to build school facilities in economically struggling counties.

“Anson County was already in need before Hurricane Florence and since then, those needs have only grown,” said Senator Tom McInnis (R- Richmond) “This grant will help with school construction to make sure our students get the education they deserve.”

While North Carolina law states that local governments are responsible for school construction expenses, legislative Republicans understand the challenges that some communities face which is why the fund was created.  

“This fund is critical to our rural counties that could never raise enough money on their own to build new schools,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown (R-Onslow). “Our students deserve better and I am happy to see that this program is working the way we intended it to by getting money to the counties that need it most.” 

The $15 million awarded to Anson County is part of $141 million in grant funds being distributed across the state this year under the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund.

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