We sell general obligation bonds as a way to pay for building, renovating or expanding facilities, like libraries, fire stations and parks.

Voters must approve them through a referendum, and by law, the bonds, if approved, may only be used for purpose stated in the ballot question.

Because we hold a triple-A rating, our bonds sell at relatively low interest ratessaving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

Public School Bond on the Ballot

In the Nov. 2, general election, there is a $360 million public school bond question on the ballot.

If approved by a majority of voters, the Fairfax County Public Schools plans to use bond money for the following projects:

  • Planning or designing renovations for seven elementary schools:
    • Armstrong
    • Bren Mar Park
    • Brookfield
    • Dranesville
    • Herndon
    • Lees Corner
    • Willow Springs
  • Renovations at Centreville High School.
  • Renovations at five elementary schools:
    • Bonnie Brae
    • Crossfield
    • Louise Archer
    • Mosaic (formerly Mosby Woods)
    • Wakefield Forest
  • Renovations at Falls Church High School.
  • Acquiring land for a future Western High School

Map of 2021 school bond projects


Bond Explanations

Read an explanation about how the county currently plans to use bond money if approved. It is available in English, Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese.

Ballot Question

Read the ballot question for the public school bond.

Bonds: Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions about bonds, including why the county uses bonds to pay for capital facilities, how the money may be used and the costs of borrowing. 

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