House introduces bill for $1.9 billion school construction bond

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House Republicans on Feb. 28 unveiled House Bill 241 which places a $1.9-billion school construction bond on the March 2020 primary ballot.

According to the proposal, $1.5 billion would go to public schools, $200 million to community colleges, and the remaining $200 million to the state’s universities.

“We have a consensus that a skilled workforce needs 21st century classrooms for our state,” House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, told reporters at the press conference. “To train our workforce for the needs of tomorrow we must meet the needs of the classroom today.”

The House proposal has support from Gov. Roy Cooper, the N.C. School Board Association, and the N.C. Association of Educators.

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