School Board Votes to Request School Bond Referendum in November

News Release
May 10, 2019

The Fairfax County School Board has approved a resolution to request that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors place a school bond referendum for $360 million on the ballot for the November 2019 general election. The Board voted to approve the resolution at its business meeting on May 9.


The referendum will provide construction funds for one new elementary school, one modular building relocation, three high school additions, five elementary school renovations, and two middle school renovations; and planning funds for one new elementary school and five elementary school renovations.


The total five year (FY 2020-24) requirement for FCPS’s Capital Improvement Program is $972 million, of which $329 million is funded and $642 million is unfunded.


Funding for capital improvement projects is currently limited by a $180 million yearly cap on school bond sales. Additional funding sources include $13.1 million from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for infrastructure management, and $6.4 million from FCPS operating funds for minor improvements and routine or major maintenance projects.


Additional information about projects that will be funded by this bond referendum is available online.


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For more information, contact the Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.