Herndon Elementary School is slated for renovations

Herndon ES (Photo via FCPS)

Herndon Elementary School is slated for major renovations more than 30 years after the building was last renovated.

As part of a school bond referendum on the ballot this year, the elementary school could receive $4 million to fund the planning and design of the project.  Contingent on the approval of the school bond referendum, planning, and design of the project would start in the spring of next year.

Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2024, pending the results of the bond referendum in 2023, according to a spokesperson for the Fairfax County Public School System.

Each bond cycle, the school system selects projects based on its Capital Improvement Program. The fiscal year 2022-2026 program focuses on capital projects, including new school construction, capacity enhancement, and renovations.

“The COVID-19 pandemic did not impact the already established and approved projects,” FCPS wrote in a statement to Reston Now.

Herndon ES first opened in 1961. Its capacity was boosted in 2007, but the school still has 10 modular classrooms and four temporary classrooms.

Fairfax County voters will vote on the bond request while voting for state governor, House of Delegates’ candidates and other statewide races.

This year, $360 million is requested for FCPS to renovate 14 schools and acquire a $13.5 million site for a new high school in the western part of the county. Other schools with funding allocated for planning and design include Dranesville ES, Centreville High School, and Armstrong ES.

Early voting began on Sept. 17 and the general election will take place on Nov. 2. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 12.

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