Improving Public Education

During my tenure as a Wake County Board Commissioner, we have:

  • 1/3 more funding for public schools
  • 7-year rolling agreement for school construction and renovation, allowing parents, schools and taxpayers to plan ahead
  • First county in NC to fund Smart Start and drive $100,000 in private sector investments
  • Doubled Pre-K Smart Start funding in 2019
  • Expanded early-childhood education seats for students experiencing homelessness
  • Support of Tobacco-Free Schools programs
  • Established a dedicated food security plan for public schools providing pantries, backpack buddies and a Universal School Breakfast program
  • Increased funding for the Wheels on the Bus campaign, providing transportation for every elementary student to attend a local cultural event or institution
  • Funded United Arts Council Artists in Residence campaign, bringing professional musicians, writers, artists and performers as guest teachers in Wake County Schools
  • Supporting 74,000 students at Wake Tech – New RTP campus, scholarships, apprentice programs