Massive ‘Needs-Based’ State Grant will build new Pamlico 6 – 12 School

  Unheard of sum is more than TWICE the annual budget for all of Pamlico County Government

BAYBORO – The money is staggering. The official notice arrived Wednesday in a letter from Catherine Truitt, Superintendent for Public Instruction, addressed to Lisa Jackson, the superintendent of Pamlico County Schools:

Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that your application for funding through the 2022-23 Needs-Based School Capital Fund has been approved in the amount of $50,000,000 for the following project: New Pamlico 6-12 School.

We are thrilled to be able to share this good news with you, as we know it will greatly benefit students in your community. The School Planning Section will be in communication with you soon about the grant administrative process going forward.

A recognition ceremony honoring this year’s grant recipients will be held at DPI on Monday, Sept. 26, from 1pm to 2pm. We hope to see you there.

Reached Wednesday afternoon, John Prescott, chairman of the Pamlico County Board of Education, said: “This is a great day for Pamlico County Schools. In fact, this is a great day for Pamlico County, and for the education of our children. As the grant unfolds, there is a lot of work to be done to abide by guidelines and other criteria. I want to acknowledge the important and valuable role that our superintendent Lisa Jackson and all of her staff have played in pursuing this grant application. They have worked extremely hard to make this happen.”