07.26.05

Burr Announces $10 Million Loan for Camden County Schools

Federal loan for intermediate school construction

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $10 million United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Community Facility Direct Loan for Camden County. The funds will cover construction costs of an intermediate school able to accommodate 420 students in third, fourth and fifth grades.

"North Carolina students, whether they live in an urban, suburban or rural area, should attend school in a good environment," said Senator Burr. "These funds will offer Camden County students the opportunity to learn in state-of-the-art educational facilities."

Community Facility Direct Loans assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas. The 53,000 square foot intermediate school in Camden County will have 21 regular classrooms, 27 teaching spaces, administrative offices, a cafeteria, art and computer labs and a teacher workroom.