Jones County Public Schools to open a new K-12 school

Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown defends the budget during debate as the North Carolina Senate votes for the third time to pass the budget compromise at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The Senate passed the almost $23 Billion budget on the third reading and the House will finish voting for the third time on Thursday.

KINSTON — Down in Eastern North Carolina, rural counties struggle with economic disparities ranging from poverty to single-family homes to lack of financial resources for infrastructure needs. Children in the educational system are managing challenges in their home life before they ever get to the classrooms. School budgets are stretched thin and teacher resources are limited in rural counties.

For Jones County Public Schools, they know their county demographics, they’ve witnessed the needs of their students and now they’re helping them overcome obstacles with high success. READ MORE …