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Fairfax County Voters Will Weigh in on $250M School Bond Nov. 5

Over $21 million would go toward a new elementary school near Route 1.

When Fairfax County voters go to the polls Nov. 5, on the ballot will be a $250 million bond referendum to improve Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

The 2013 school bond referendum was selected by the FCPS School Board last May. It includes $42 million for new construction, $8.2 million for school expansion, and $276 million for school renovations.

Over $21 million would go toward a new elementary school near Route 1. Alexandria area elementary schools that would benefit include Woodlawn, Bucknell, Waynewood, Stratford Landing, Hollin Meadows, Mount Vernon Woods and Belle View. 

For the complete list of planned improvement, click here.

More than $24 million is included for infrastructure management, including roof replacements, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) replacements, athletic infrastructure, security enhancements, asphalt paving, technology upgrades, and upgrades required by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), FCPS said in a news release.

The 2013 bond referendum also includes $10 million for site acquisition costs for a new high school in the southwest part of the county. In addition, unspent proceeds from prior bond issues have reduced costs for this bond by $109 million, FCPS said.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 5. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 15, at 5 p.m.). For more information about registering or voting, call 703-222-0776 or go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/eb.

Fairfax Watcher October 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Here we go once again!! FCPS demanding more money as if home owners have an unlimited bank account and unlimited patience to provide more each year. How about fee for service for FCPS? Invite parents to toss in extra cash for each child they have in the FCPS system. That would also catch-up those who bring their kids to Fairfax County from PG County and other near-by counties.
Susan Smith October 14, 2013 at 08:47 AM
NO!!! Where's all the money going already?? OMG it's already too expensive to live here as it is. That's an ungodly amount of money...and I don't even have any kids. Ridiculous. Oh, but of course it will go through because we can't be 'against the children!' Ugh.

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