GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) –
On June 18th, funding for major updates to ECU’s Brody School of Medicine was passed on the state House floor in a 113 to 4 vote.
This is an addition to a 2020 statewide bond referendum for education and infrastructure that’s been proposed.
If passed, 3.1 billion dollars would go to k-12 public schools, Pitt County Community College, and a new building for The Brody School of Medicine.
Pitt County Representative Perrin Jones spoke on the matter to help get money for the school.
The Brody School of Medicine is currently the only medical school in Eastern North Carolina, and Representative Perrin argues there aren’t enough medical professionals in the area to reach demands.
After passing on the House floor, the bill must now pass through the Senate.
Representative Jones encourages people to call state Senators in favor of the funding to help it get passed.