Johnston County Schools Needs your Support on November 5th
Johnston County continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina. Currently, we are the second-fastest growing school system in the state. The number of new students who enroll in Johnston County schools grows by almost 700 each year. By 2020, all indicators suggest that our student population will increase from 33,000 to more than 40,000.
In areas including student performance, qualification of our teachers, and access to technology, Johnston County Schools performs well above the state average. In just the last four years, our graduation rate has increased 13 percent while our dropout rate has decreased 50 percent. This is part of how we fulfill our vision to empower our students to become successful in a global society. I am proud of what our schools and our communities have accomplished. But to stay on course, we need the continued support of our citizens.
This November, the bond issue on the ballot will provide $57 million for Johnston County Schools and $7 million to Johnston Community College. Approval of this bond will provide the funds to build additional classrooms, two schools, as well as additional needed infrastructure support. To make this happen, we look to the people of Johnston County: people who share our mission to foster a flame of learning within each child that will last a lifetime. So remember, on November 5th, “Check it Twice For the Future of Our Children.”
Dr. Ed Croom