Johnston Superintendent Ross Renfrow talked about the state of the county’s schools during a meeting Aug. 18 with Johnston mayors.
In a presentation titled “JoCo 2020,” Renfrow shared the district’s vision for instruction in Johnston County. He also addressed concerns voiced by the mayors. Topics included poverty along the Interstate 95 corridor, school buildings and growth.
Mayors attending were Mike Gordon of Archer Lodge, Jeff Holt of Pine Level, William Massengill of Benson, Jody L. McLeod of Clayton, Andy Moore of Smithfield, Cheryl Oliver of Selma, Linwood Parker of Four Oaks and Don Rains of Princeton.
“This type of partnership is what we need for the students of Johnston County,” Renfrow said. “The majority of the mayors were in attendance and offered perspectives that we have not thought about previously. Because the meeting went so well, I want to petition the group of mayors to meet more than on an annual basis.”
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Since becoming superintendent on March 1, Renfrow has focused on receiving stakeholder input and gathering the information needed to meet the needs of students in Johnston County.