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Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) school board moves forward with $3 billion bond proposal

March 1, 2023
The board has approved a plan to put the bond issue before voters in November, but it must first be approved by Mecklenburg County commissioners.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) school board has approved a plan to place a nearly $3 billion bond proposal on the November ballot.

The Charlotte Observer reports that before the question can be officially placed on the ballot, it must be approved by county commissioners. District officials will present the plan to county commissioners on Saturday at a joint meeting.

If placed on the 2023 ballot in November, the school bond proposal will be the largest such request in North Carolina history.

The $2.997 billion bond package would enable the district to replace outdated schools. It includes 30 projects, most of which call for new school buildings on existing properties. It also includes three new middle schools and a west regional athletic complex.

The list was whittled down from an initial list of 125 total projects with a price tag of more than $5 billion.        

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