Carteret County Schools among those receiving state grants

Published: Dec. 31, 2020 at 9:18 PM EST
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CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The Carteret County School District is among five across the state to receive part of $60 million in construction grants.

North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson says the grant funds from the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund will be awarded this year to school districts in Bladen, Carteret, Catawba, Cleveland, and Harnett counties. The grant awards will allow for the construction of new school buildings in these economically-distressed areas.

Carteret County will get $10 million to build new classrooms, dining, science, band, and gymnasium at West Carteret High School; a new multipurpose gymnatorium at White Oak Elementary School, new classrooms and gymnasium at Croatan High School, a new gymnasium at East Carteret High School and a 14-classroom addition at Broad Creek Middle School—a total project cost of $24.6 million.

The fund was created by the General Assembly to assist school districts in lower-wealth counties through revenue from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

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