SELMA – Johnston County Commissioners and the Johnston County Board of Education have tentatively agreed to purchase a large tract of land for the future location of a new school, as well as opportunities for parks, open space, and greenways.
The approximately 130 acre site is located north of Highway 42 on Lynch Road near Thanksgiving Elementary School. Commissioners agreed to purchase the property for $3 million, pending an environmental study and survey of the site.
“Upon approval of a purchase contract for the property and prior to closing, the Johnston County Board of Education will perform the necessary due diligence on the site and confirm the suitability of the site for a future school project,” said Jennifer Slusser, Johnston County attorney. “This is a great collaboration between Johnston County Public Schools and Johnston County to leverage resources to meet the educational and recreational needs of our citizens.”
Commissioners will pay for the land out of their General Fund.