State Budget Director Kristin Walker and members of the budget office staff delivered boxes of school supplies to Lexington City Schools on Friday, September 8. The school supplies were collected by the staff at the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) as part of the Governor’s School Supply Drive.
The highlight of the Budget Director’s visit was a tour of the Innovation Labs at Lexington Middle School and Lexington High School. District Superintendent Dr. Nakia Hardy and members of school staff provided Walker and OSBM’s education analysts a chance to watch students engaged in hands-on learning with cutting-edge technology. Students learn high-demand skills like programming, coding, automation, and robotics.
“As a parent and State Budget Director it’s thrilling to see first-hand our public schools empowering students with new skills and ways to learn,” said Walker. “Lexington City Schools are setting up their students to thrive.”
Lexington City Schools serves more than 3,000 students at six schools. The Innovation Lab at Lexington High School is part of the SparkNC network.
For more information about the Innovation Labs at Lexington City Schools, please see "Lexington Middle School students use artificial intelligence to prepare them for future STEM careers" and "Lexington City Schools invests in innovative technologies."
About the Governor's School Supply Drive
Governor’s Annual School Supply Drive provides school supplies to help support families, schools, and communities across the state. Governor Cooper’s cabinet members and volunteers with Communities In Schools of North Carolina and VolunteerNC distribute the supplies to public schools across North Carolina.
The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is committed to serving North Carolinians by providing objective information and analysis to ensure a balanced budget and effective stewardship of public resources.