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

Improvements planned for Keene Mill ES, Springfield Estates ES and North Springfield ES.

Schools in the Springfield area will get improvements under bond issue. Credit: Patch file
Schools in the Springfield area will get improvements under bond issue. Credit: Patch file
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.

Springfield-area schools that can benefit from the bond - Keene Mill ES ($16,947,180 renovations); Springfield Estates ES ($14,900,197 renovations); and  North Springfield ES ($17,278,345 renovations).

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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