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  • Progress photo by Lorraine Bennett
    Clay County School Board members, from left, Tony Ellis, Danny Jones, Chairman Robert Caldwell, Superintendent Mark Leek, Jason Shook and Reba Beck consider a Tier 1 grant at Monday’s meeting.

Board weighs funding options

Members of the Clay County Board of Education spent considerable time at their September board meeting Monday debating whether to apply for lottery funds for a major school construction project.
They had learned that Tier 1 funding might be available, but Clay County would have to come up with a third of the cost in matching funds in order to begin the application process.
The N.C. Department of Commerce annually ranks North Carolina’s 100 counties based on economic well-being and assigns each county a Tier designation. 
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By Lorraine Bennett / Staff writer

Clay County Progress

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