Statement from Fairfax County School Board Chair Karen Corbett Sanders on the Approval of the 2019 School Construction Bond

School Board
November 06, 2019

On behalf of the Fairfax County School Board, I want to convey our appreciation to the voters of Fairfax County who approved the 2019 Bond Referendum for school renovations and improvements. More than 77 percent of those voting in the election on November 5 supported the $360 million bond referendum, one of the highest approvals in bond history. We are grateful for the support shown for Fairfax County Public Schools and the 189,000 students who learn and thrive in our schools. I would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce for publicly supporting the referendum.

These funds will enable us to proceed with construction, renovations, enhancements, and planning for improvements to 17 schools. Projects funded by the 2019 bond referendum will provide upgraded, current facilities for our students, staff members, and the tens of thousands of Fairfax County residents who use the schools for recreation, meetings, and community events. Again, thank you for your support of Fairfax County Public Schools.