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

Improvements planned for Cherry Run Elementary, Keene Mill Elementary and other schools.

Schools in the Burke and Springfield-area will get improvements under bond issue. Patch file photo. Credit: Sherell Williams
Schools in the Burke and Springfield-area will get improvements under bond issue. Patch file photo. Credit: Sherell Williams
by Karen Goff

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.

Burke and Springfield-area schools that can benefit from the bond are:

  • Cherry Run Elementary School ($657,628 for renovations/planning)
  • North Springfield Elementary School ($17,278,345 for renovations/construction)
  • Keene Mill Elementary School ($16,947,180 for renovations/construction)

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.

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