Johnston County Public Schools has applied for a $150 million grant from the State of North Carolina to pay for 11 renovation and expansion projects. On Monday, JCPS Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore appeared before Johnston County Commissioners for approval to apply for the grant.
A local match of 15 percent is required if the grant is awarded. JCPS asked the County to pay the 15 percent matching portion. School officials don’t believe the entire grant will be awarded but is optimistic one or more of the projects could be funded.
The proposed projects include:
- Cleveland High – 24 classroom addition – $17,460,000
- Smithfield-Selma High – Expanding original 1967 auditorium – $9,450,000
- Cooper Academy – Demolish and reconstruction a new classroom building – $30,000,000
- Cleveland Middle – 16 classroom addition – $10,500,000
- Benson Elementary – 12 classroom addition – $9,460,000
- Four Oaks Middle – 18 classroom addition – $14,250,000
- Corinth Holder Elementary – 10 classroom addition – $7,780,000
- Princeton Elementary – 12 classroom addition – $11,000,000
- Four Oaks Elementary – Demolish skylight assemblies and construct metal roof retrofit – $5,775,000
- East Clayton Elementary – Demolish skylight and construction metal roof retrofit – $7,180,000
- Clayton High – Modernize 221,227 square feet classroom areas, replace HVAC units, bathroom expansion, ADA accommodations, asbestos abatement – $27,625,000
Commissioner Fred Smith made a motion to approve the matching grant request. Commissioner Ted Godwin seconded the motion which was approved unanimously.
The State will announce April 12, 2022 which school systems qualify for grant funds.