Charlotte-Mecklenburg district gets OK for fall bond election

Oct. 20, 2007
County commissioners vote to place $516 million proposal on the ballot.

Mecklenburg County, N.C., commissioners have voted to put $516 million in school bonds on the ballot this fall. Earlier this year, the commissioners ordered the school district to cut $101 million out of its initial bond proposal, resulting in the $516 million package. Voters rejected $427 million in bonds in 2005.
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Earlier: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) school board has removed two new schools and several renovations from its November bond request. The district is under orders from county commissioners to cap the bond at $516 million--$101 million less than school officials had requested.
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Mecklenburg County, N.C., commissioners have agreed to place a $516 million bond proposal for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on the November ballot. The compromise figure is $101 million less than what was sought by the school board, and board members will have to decide which projects to cut from their original list. The school district says it needs more than $2.5 billion in new construction over 10 years. In 2005, voters defeated a $427 million school bond request.
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A citizens panel wants more than $100 million cut from Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) school district's bond proposal planned for November. The school board has asked the county to place a $620 million request on the ballot, but the citizens committee is recommending a $486 million package. In 2005, voters rejected a $427 million bond request.
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A fledgling coalition of business leaders and education advocates eyed to lead this fall's Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools bond campaign won't take a stand on the issue. Jim Woodward, retired chancellor of University of North Carolina-Charlotte and chairman of the Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education, says organizing the group has taken longer than he thought. The district wants to put a $620.7 million proposal on the ballot. (Charlotte Observer)

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) school board will ask county commissioners and voters to borrow $620.7 million to build and renovate schools and buy land. The request comes two years after county voters repudiated a $427 million bond request. If county commissioners agree to put school bonds on the November ballot and voters approve them, the new schools and renovations would be finished between 2009 and 2011. (Charlotte Observer)

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