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$2.5 billion bond proposal for Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) district on November ballot

Aug. 3, 2023
The bond funds would be used to construct up to 30 schools.

Voters in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, will go to the polls in November to decide whether to approve a $2.5 billion bond proposal for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district.

The Charlotte Observer reports that the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners agreed in a 5-3 vote to place the referendum on the Nov. 7 ballot.

If voters approve, the bonds would provide funds for the district to build up to 30 new schools over five to 10 years--12 elementary schools, seven middle schools, 10 high schools and an athletic complex.

The school district's original proposal called for almost $3 billion to be spent on school projects, a figure that State Treasurer Dale Folwell and county staff had expressed concerns about.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg district has about 140,000 students and 181 schools.

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