Building Our Future: Fairfax County School Board Approves Proposed 2023 School Bond Referendum

By Office of Communication and Community Relations
May 26, 2023

During last night’s regular meeting, the Fairfax County School Board approved a resolution requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve a School Bond Referendum that supports the division and county’s commitment to providing safe and welcoming learning environments for all students. 

The funding provided by voter-approved bonds will provide construction funds for seven elementary schools, planning and design funds for eight elementary school renovations and one middle school renovation, and funds for three modular relocations, security vestibules, and inflation adjustments for prior bond projects. These projects are identified in the FY2024-28 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) approved by the School Board in February this year.

“The School Board is committed to ensuring that our facilities support our current education programming and anticipate our future needs,” School Board Chair and Member-at-Large Rachna Sizemore Heizer said. “We are grateful that the Board of Supervisors have partnered with us to show support for our students.”

The School Bond Referendum will be on the November 2023 general election ballot in the principal amount of $435 million, pending the approval of the Board of Supervisors.

“This collective investment is part of building our future,” said Dr. Michelle Reid, FCPS Superintendent. “Safe, healthy and up-to-date schools are critical to student success. The projects in this bond package will ensure that each and every FCPS student has an opportunity to learn and grow in world-class facilities.”

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will vote on the School Bond Referendum in June.