Oct. 19, 2021 – 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 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 in 2019. The comprehensive plan and related prioritization list addresses how those needs would be met at each school and building.
Guilford County voters overwhelmingly approved the first phase of school construction bonds last year, which includes 8 projects 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.