For Immediate Release: October 19, 2021
Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386
Board Passes Resolution in Favor of Upcoming Bond Referendum
Resolution supports $1.7 billion referendum on March 2022 ballot
Greensboro, N.C. – Guilford County voters may have the opportunity to significantly increase the amount of school bonds available to repair and replace Guilford County Schools’ aging buildings. At its meeting on Tuesday, the Guilford County Board of Education passed a resolution<simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/Attachment.aspx?S=11102&AID=280780&MID=9655> to request a school construction bond referendum in the amount of $1.7 billion be added to the county ballot in March 2022.
If added to the ballot by the Guilford County Board of Commissioners and approved by Guilford County voters, Phase 2 of the bond effort would continue to address the needs identified in the district’s Facilities Master Plan<www.gcsnc.com/site/Default.aspx?PageID=62685> in 2019. The comprehensive plan and related prioritization list<simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/Attachment.aspx?S=11102&AID=280862&MID=9655> addresses how those needs would be met at each school and building.
Guilford County voters overwhelmingly approved<www.gcsnc.com/domain/21453> the first phase of school construction bonds last year, which includes 8 projects<www.gcsnc.com/domain/21460> and land acquisition for all future projects. The district is currently hosting neighborhood and staff meetings in preparation for the design phase of those projects.
The new referendum, if placed on the ballot by the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, would be included on the ballot for the March 8, 2022 primary election.
About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina and the 50th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves nearly 70,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 9,800 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.
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