Newton-Conover City Schools was one of five school districts awarded a $10 million construction grant by the state of North Carolina. The grant is to be used to build a new academic wing at Newton-Conover High School to replace the two-story building that was constructed in 1964. The total cost for this construction project is expected to be $20.8 million.
These grants are awarded to school districts who have building needs in economically distressed parts of the state. The grant fund was created by the NC General Assembly to assist schools in construction needs through the allocation of NC Lottery funds. The grant does require local matching funds of $1 for every $3 dollars awarded.
Applications for the grants are reviewed based on priorities identified in the law. Projects that could begin in the next 12 months were given priority.
“On behalf of the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education as well as the students and staff of Newton-Conover High School,” Dr. Aron Gabriel, N-CCS Superintendent, “ I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Superintendent Johnson for our selection to receive $10 million needs-based capital funding.”