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Dulles Chamber Urges Fairfax County voters to approve the School Bond Referendum

November 5, 2017

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DULLES, VA – The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce urges Fairfax County voters to approve the School Bond Referendum on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Polls will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM.

“Our Board of Directors unanimously voted to support this school bond,” said John Boylan, President & CEO, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. “With the expansion of school infrastructure, it will create opportunity in many ways – the opportunity for students, our community and our businesses.”

The bonds will be used to finance capital improvement programs at schools in Fairfax County. The sale of municipal bonds is a form of long-term borrowing that spreads the cost of major capital improvements over the years that facilities are used. This method of financing ensures that current and future users help pay for the improvements.

During the school year, approximately 188,000 students use Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) facilities daily for academic and extracurricular activities.

Construction funds are included in the bond in the Dulles Regional Chamber area include:

  • New construction of North West County Elementary (Herndon); Fairfax/Oakton area elementary school (Oakton)
  • Elementary school renovations at Clearview (Herndon); and renovations planning for Fox Mill (Herndon); Oak Hill (Herndon)
  • Middle School renovations at Rocky Run (Chantilly); Hughes Elementary (Reston)
  • High School renovations at Oakton High School (Vienna)

To see the list of School Improvement Projects included in the 2017 School Bond Referendum, visit: http://bit.ly/2zboUq4