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.
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.