By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

As early voting begins on October 15, Gwinnett voters have the opportunity to support $350 million in improvements throughout the Gwinnett County Public School system without raising taxes by voting yes on a general obligation bond referendum at the end of the general election ballot.

“There is no question that Gwinnett County’s economic success and quality of life are directly tied to our award-winning public schools. This investment, which will not raise taxes, will allow for improvements and renovations throughout our public school system and ensure a world-class learning environment for students and teachers,” commented Norwood Davis, chief financial officer of 12Stone Church and co-chair of the Gwinnett Kids Count campaign.

Bond proceeds will be used system-wide to fund general building renovations and improvements, enhancements to school safety and extensive technology upgrades, as well as the district’s needs for additional classrooms and capital improvements across its 140 schools and support facilities. Projects also include the construction of a new high school in the Mill Creek Cluster area, build out of an additional floor at Discovery High School, and renovations to the Fine Arts area at Central Gwinnett High School, as well as upgrades to athletic facilities, labs and instructional spaces throughout the district. 

“Gwinnett voters have traditionally been willing to support our public schools and we are encouraged by the positive response we have received as we have talked to members of our community. Residents and businesses agree that investing in public education should be a high priority for our county. This is a non-partisan issue we can all support and we hope that all voters will go to the bottom of the ballot and vote yes for our schools,” concluded Norwood.

For more information about the bond referendum, visit www.gwinnettkidscount2018.com.

For information about early voting, visit http://elections.sos.ga.gov/Elections/advancedVotingInfoResult.do.

Published: 2018-10-21 21:00