Election Day: Reston Schools To Benefit From FCPS’ $250M Bond Issue

South Lakes High School A big issue on the ballot for Fairfax County voters on Tuesday is a $250 million bond referendum to improve Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

The 2013 school bond referendum, which was proposed by the FCPS School Board last May, includes $42 million for new construction, $8.2 million for school expansion, and $276 million for school renovations.

More than $20 million of those improvement and expansion dollars will have an impact in Reston. Three schools set to benefit from the bond:  South Lakes High School ($1 million expansion); Terraset ES ($20 million renovation); and Herndon High School ($4 million renovation).

Complete list of planned bond issue spending on FCPS’ website.

Overall, more than $24 million is included for schools’ 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.

See what the bond issue will say before you hit the polls on FCPS’ website.

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