Education Spotlight

 

Bond Referendum 2016

WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?
In July, 2016, the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution requesting that a referendum be held on the question of the County issuing general obligation bonds for selected public school projects. The bond referendum will be on the ballot as part of the general election to be held on November 8. Registered voters will be able to respond ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to a question asking if the County can issue general obligation bonds totaling $35 million to finance projects for improvements to Albemarle County public schools –  including designing, building, expanding, and renovating school properties, including new buildings and additions, renovations, and improvements to existing buildings, installing new furnishings and equipment in the public schools.

WHAT WILL BE ON THE BALLOT?
The following question will be included on the ballot:

Shall the County of Albemarle, Virginia, contract a debt and issue general obligation bonds in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $35,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds, in addition to any other available funds, to finance the costs of improvements to Albemarle County public schools including designing, building, expanding, and renovating school properties, including new buildings and additions, renovations, and improvements to existing buildings, installing new furnishings and equipment in the public schools, and the related costs to issue the bonds and to reimburse the County for temporary financing?

Webpage: http://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=br

Scheduled information sessions:

WHEN: Tuesday, September 6, 2016|  10 a.m.
WHAT: School Board Chair, Kate Acuff presents
WHERE: Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2016|  6 p.m.
WHAT: Community Forum conducted by the League of Women Voters
WHERE: Western Albemarle High School

WHEN: Tuesday, October 11, 2016|  6 p.m.
WHAT: Community Forum conducted by the League of Women Voters
WHERE: Monticello High School

WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 2016|  6 p.m.
WHAT: Community Forum conducted by the League of Women Voters
WHERE: Albemarle High School