During the May 17, 2022, primary election, Guilford County voters will consider a $1.7 billion school bond as well as a fraction of a penny (0.25%) sales and use tax that will help finance the bond.
Building on the initial $300 million investment from the 2020 bond, which only funds a fraction of the needs, the 2022 $1.7 billion school bond will address critical safety and maintenance needs in our schools. It will provide safer and healthier learning environments for Guilford County students. The bond will help fund:
Guilford County Schools currently has more than $2 billion in facility needs, including more than $800 million in deferred maintenance. Across 12.5 million square feet of facilities – including 126 schools, 300 buildings, and nearly 3,000 acres of land – GCS historically has received less than $0.50 per square foot for maintenance and upkeep of those facilities each year from general operating funds.
Bond 2022 Impact by the Numbers
An investment in our schools is also an investment in our community and local economy.