Learn more about the Wake County School Bond and what it means for your community.
“Wake County Schools has been dedicated to building an equity framework, both in our educational opportunities and academics, but also our buildings, our facilities and everything that we offer to our students and our parents,”
Wake County Board of Education, District 2
This year’s $530 million school bond will support Wake County schools by providing funding to build new schools including one new high school and three elementary schools. It will also fund much needed heating and air replacements, and lab upgrades for the growing number of aging schools. In addition to new buildings and renovations, the bonds will provide funding for improved school safety and security measures, and support better on-site health facilities.
A strong public education system is essential to our community’s well-being – both individually and collectively. Investing in schools has helped keep the Triangle, and specifically Wake County, one of the most desirable regions to live in the nation. It’s critical to continue the investment in schools to allow for needed upgrades and to keep up with growth – also to keep our district’s schools safe and modernized for future generations.
Since the last district-wide school bond passed in 2018, the county and its communities have seen unprecedented growth. During that time, our schools not only have faced increased growth, but also a global pandemic, outdated facilities and increased security challenges. Previous bond campaigns have helped support growth and build the district’s strong reputation – without compromising the local economy or significantly raising taxes. This year’s bond is needed to continue this effort for our students’ futures – especially as the landscape of providing for schools changes.
Based on current county-wide median home tax values, this bond package is expected to be a nominal cost to homeowners at under $21 annually. Keep in mind that because Wake County is one of only 46 counties in the nation with a coveted AAA rating from all three rating agencies, we are able to secure bond funding at the lowest-possible cost to our citizens. Simply put, this is the smartest way to pay for much needed and critical investments in our schools for current students and our future generations.
The best way to support the VOTE YES for schools campaign is to follow social media, share important information that is posted with your family, co-workers and friends – and most importantly by voting YES on Nov. 8. Visit the Get Involved tab for more information on how to request a yard sign and other campaign materials.