© 2024 Public Radio East
Public Radio For Eastern North Carolina 89.3 WTEB New Bern 88.5 WZNB New Bern 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach 90.3 WKNS Kinston 88.5 WHYC Swan Quarter 89.9 W210CF Greenville
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Cooper announces one-time Pre-K spending, calls for budget that invests in schools


Governor Roy Cooper has directed $8 million to North Carolina Pre-K classrooms.

The funding will help meet classroom needs to support early learning for young children enrolled this year.

Cooper made the announcement in New Hanover County where he called on the legislature to pass a budget that invests in public schools and early childhood education.

The one-time special allocation can be used for upgrading classroom materials, toys, supplies, playground equipment, supplemental curriculum materials, facility maintenance, mental health, professional development and other needs.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services will distribute approximately $3,860 per classroom.

Kelly Batchelor hails from the small crossroads community of Cabin in Duplin County in Eastern North Carolina. Since 1989 Kelly has been actively employed in radio.