Proposed 2016 Bond Referendum
On April 26, the Board of Education approved a resolution asking the Forsyth County Commissioners to hold a bond referendum asking voters to approve $350 million for school construction, renovations and improvements. The list was presented at eight public hearings around the county and includes new schools, replacement schools, additions, extensive renovations and technology improvements at every school.
Superintendent Bev Emory presented the resolution to Forsyth County Commissioners on May 19. County commissioners will make a final decision about what to put on the ballot after a public hearing at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8.
- A replacement school for Konnoak Elementary on its current campus
- $29.4M in maintenance and capital improvements across the district
- A replacement school for Lowrance Middle at Paisley IB Magnet
- A replacement school for Paisley IB Magnet on its current campus
- A replacement school for Brunson, with the location yet to be determined
- A new Pre-K Center, with the location yet to be determined
- Additions at Easton, Griffith and Ward elementary schools
- Renovations for Philo-Hill Magnet Academy at its current campus
- Renovations for John F. Kennedy High School at its current campus
- Student safety and traffic improvements at Southeast Middle, Wiley Magnet Middle and Reynolds High, Meadowlark Elementary and Middle, and Parkland High
- New gym and additional classrooms at Wiley Magnet Middle on its current campus
- Renovations at East Forsyth High on its current campus
- A new middle school at Smith Farm Elementary
- A new middle school on Robinhood Road
- Design plans for a new Ashley Academy
- Land for a future eastern elementary school
- Renovations to North Forsyth High's original 1963 building (excluding the auxiliary gym)
- Technology updates for every school. The 56 schools that do not have classroom technology solutions will receive them for their classrooms, and schools that have the solutions will have them refreshed. Media centers at each school would also receive new furniture and a 3D printer.
- Safety improvements for the stadiums at Mount Tabor and Glenn high schools
- Updating cameras at all schools to district standards
- Adding entry-access controls to all middle schools
- The estimated cost of inflation of constructing the projects over six years
- About $900,000 in contingency funds
To download a PDF of the project list, please click here.
To see background information and past presentations about the bond package, please click here.