Nash County officials say information they’ve sent to state lawmakers backs their claims that Edgecombe County isn’t pulling its weight in funding Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.
“This is just another confirmation of what Nash commissioners have been saying all along,” said Nash County Commissioner Robbie Davis.
The information shows that around 37 percent of the students at Rocky Mount High School, which cost $38.4 million to build, are from Edgecombe County. Edgecombe County paid $3.3 million, or 8.7 percent, for its construction. Edgecombe was required to spend the money due to it being raised through bonds. Had Edgecombe County not held a referendum, it wouldn’t have had to pay anything for the school, according to the 1992 legislation that combined the Nash County and Rocky Mount school systems. (Source)