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Education Matters — NC’s School Building Needs

North Carolina public schools have about $8 billion dollars in construction, renovation and repair needs. Cracked walls, outdated inefficient heating and cooling systems and school grounds that look like trailer parks due to the number of mobile classroom units are all too common. And now new school building requirements are being proposed to enhance school security. Will the General Assembly put a statewide school building bond on the ballot in November? How will all these needs be funded?


Dr. Rodney Shotwell, Superintendent, Rockingham County Schools

Sheriff Sam Page, Rockingham County

Dr. Aaron Fleming, Superintendent, Harnett County Schools

Mark Richardson, Education Steering Committee Chair, NC Association of County Commissioners

Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.