ASHEVILLE – A local primary school will get more than a quarter million dollars for renovation work and removing mold.
“The funds will be for remediation (and) renovation and construction of new office spaces,” County Budget Director Jennifer Barnette said in a Sept. 1 report to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
District 3 Republican Commissioner Joe Belcher of Candler said county officials had been concerned about the inside of some school buildings.
“This is an example where the state stepped up to take care of a local school and I appreciate it,” Belcher said.
The primary school made news in June when school officials announced plans to remove a plaque memorializing its former name of Charles B. Aycock School. A former governor, Aycock led a white supremacist political movement in the late 1890s and oversaw the creation of some of the state’s earliest Jim Crow laws.
Joel Burgess has lived in WNC for more than 20 years, covering politics, government and other areas of the news. He’s written award-winning stories on topics ranging from gerrymandering to police use of force. Please help support this type of journalism with a subscription to the Citizen Times.
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