Fairfax County school construction bond issue, 2009
Money from the bond will be used to cover the renovation of:
- South County Middle School-$50 million
- Marshall High School-$100 million
- Planning for the renovation of Sandburg Middle School $2.5 million
The school system also planned for the bond to pay for $9.75 million in extra modular classrooms and $40.76 million in building expansions at eight elementary schools and one middle school. Currently the expansion includes: Spring Hill, Lynbrook, West Springfield, Woodley Hills, Springfield Estates, Kings Park, Cunningham Park and Crestwood elementary schools as well as Whitman Middle School.
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According to Fairfax County school officials, by 2013 it is estimated that 50 schools will be over building capacity by 10 percent and 31 schools would be over building capacity by 20 percent. Additionally, according to published reports school officials said that for the current list of schools this bond is the only to way to address their capacity problems. Boundary adjustments, they said, would not help.
Despite the schools' increase in enrollment, some county officials including Supervisor Patrick Herrity were skeptical that the increase would continue. Herrity said that he questioned the school system’s projections on growing enrollment over the next few years.
- Washington Examiner, "Fairfax County School Board approves $232 million for renovations," April 25,2009
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