Burr served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and is now in his second term in the U.S. Senate. Burr is the chairman for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, but he also serves as a member of the education committee. This will be the senator’s first visit to Neuse Charter School.
As Johnston County’s first and only free public charter school, Neuse Charter opened here in August 2007 and currently boasts a student population of roughly 860 students in grades K-12 with another 300 on the waiting list.
Burr will bring USDA representatives with him on a tour of the school. The USDA helped the school obtain low-interest funding for its current land and new buildings.
“It is exciting to showcase our remarkable school and student body to people at the national level,” said Dr. Julie, Jailall, Ed.D, Neuse Charter School executive director. “It is good to see federal lawmakers taking such a strong interest in the charter school movement. I couldn’t think of a better school for them to visit to see how a charter school works than ours.”
Media are invited to attend the tour. For more details contact Brad Williams at (919) 626-2300.