New Schools & 1/4 cent Sales Tax Town Hall Meeting


It’s almost a year to the day that Dr. Bob was reinstated as our Superintendent of Schools. During this past year, he’s made amazing changes to the moral of our teachers, empowered our students, downsized our central office staff, and made difficult decisions concerning our budget.

Right now, we are facing another challenge that can’t be solved by Dr. Grimesey alone. Our schools are overcrowded and our aging buildings need to be replaced. Our Board of Education and Dr. Bob have worked diligently to develop a plan to replace and expand our facilities so we can accommodate our growing student population. Unfortunately, school construction funding is directly tied to our County Commissioner’s and local representatives, Senator Tillman, Representative Boles, and Representative McNeill.

Rep. Boles and Rep. McNeill will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the ¼ cent sales tax proposal for the November ballot this Thursday, June 23 at 7 pm at the old courthouse in Carthage. The Moore County Commissioners have recommended that the ¼ cent sales tax be used to build new schools based on the Moore County Schools Master Facilities Plan. Moore County School’s ability to start construction in the near future is directly tied to this sales tax. Without it, Moore County School’s will need to wait for another funding source to be identified by the County Commissioners before we can begin construction delaying new schools for several years.

WE NEED YOU! Without community support for the 1/4 cent sales tax and expanded language on the November ballot, we will not see new schools in the next 2-3 years. Here is how you can help:

1. Attend the Community Town Hall and show your support for Moore County Schools, Thursday, June 23 at 7 pm at the Old Courthouse in Carthage.
2. Speak in support of the 1/4 cent tax at the Community Town Hall meeting.
3. If you can’t attend the meeting, please email Representative Boles & Representative McNeill and express your support for school construction and the expanded language on the November ballot for the 1/4 cent sales tax.

To learn more about the meeting – Read The Pilot article – Town Hall Meeting to Hear Input on Tax Bill

One thought on “New Schools & 1/4 cent Sales Tax Town Hall Meeting

  1. Kevin Lewis

    Parents of Moore, we need to start a recall petition against Jamie Holes. He sabotaged the school bill because he wants to rule education in Moore County. He is a waste of taxpayer money and an,enemy,of education.


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