Teacher Serving in N.C. House Headlines Education Bond Forum in Wilkes County

Ferguson, N.C. – State Representative Jeffrey Elmore (R-Wilkes), a public school teacher serving his fourth term in the North Carolina General Assembly, will join Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) for a school bond forum at Mt. Pleasant Elementary in Ferguson, N.C. at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019. 

Elmore, a Republican from North Wilkesboro, is an elementary school art teacher and co-chair of the House Committee on Education Appropriations and the House Education K-12 Committee.

“We are hosting this event for the local community, for the public to give input on the school construction resources in Wilkes County Schools and across the high country of North Carolina,” Elmore said.

“Connecting the needs of urban and rural communities is as essential for our education systems as it is for economic success.”

Speaker Tim Moore said having a public school teacher in the House of Representatives is a great opportunity to get input straight from educators:

“I think it’s a big benefit to have experienced teachers like Rep. Elmore at the table in the legislature, sharing what they’ve learned helping students in the classroom,” Moore said.

“This school bond tour is about listening to local leaders who confront the opportunities and challenges of providing a 21st century education to North Carolina students every day in our state.” 

“ I appreciate Rep. Elmore hosting us in Wilkes County to hear from his fellow educators about what school construction assistance would mean to their community.”

Speaker Moore held January school bond forums at Erwin Elementary School in Harnett County and South Columbus High School in Tabor City, N.C.

Who: Wilkes County local and school officials, Speaker Tim Moore, House Education Committee Chairman Jeffrey Elmore

What: School construction bond forum and facilities tour.

When: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Mt. Pleasant Elementary, 532 Champion Mt. Pleasant Rd., Ferguson, N.C. 28624