On Nov. 8, 2016, Union County voters approved $54 million for school bonds. The referendum passed with 70.69 percent of votes. The $54 million will provide funding for seven projects—a new transportation facility, classroom additions and safety repairs.
In 2017, the Board of Education voted to adjust the scope of the seven bond projects. This decision was made due to changes in cost from initial or early bid estimates and an updated school capacity study completed by Dr. Jerome McKibben and Mr. Matthew Cropper. Although individual bond project budgets have changed, the total bond budget remains at approximately $54 million, which is what was approved by the voters in 2016.
Why did we need a bond?
- Prepare for growth
- Repair aging facilities
- Address much-needed renovations
- Address safety repairs
- Increase capacity at six schools that are near capacity
- Sustain growth through 2025-26
- Build a new transportation facility with adequate service and maintenance bays
UCPS Bond History
Union County voters approved school bonds in 2000, 2004 and 2006. The funds provided new construction, renovations and additions at facilities across the county. In addition, past bond dollars were used to address safety upgrades and football stadium improvements.