The construction of a new K-12 public school for the public school district of Jones County, North Carolina. The Jones County School District (JCSD) is constructing a new K-12 public school located in rural Trenton, NC. The JCSD serves approximately 720 students, 79% of whom received free or reduced lunch and 57% of whom are minorities. The JCSD struggled to maintain and operate their aging education facilities, resulting in a financial drain on already limited resources for this rural community and forcing students to attend schools in poor physical condition. The new K-12 public school is designed to exceed LEED platinum standards, is now one of the “greenest” school buildings in the U.S., and will save the JCSD thousands per year in operating costs.