$170 Million Bond Will Fund Five New Schools

CUMMING, Ga.-On March 15, voters in Forsyth County approved a $170 million bond for the school system that will be used to build five new schools.

Proceeds from the bond will be used to fund the new West Forsyth High School as well as two new middle schools, two new elementary schools and purchase land for a fifth high school, a fifth middle school and two new elementary schools. The first school to open under the new bond funding likely will be Little Mill Middle School in 2006. The new high school could follow in 2007 along with a middle school and an elementary. The bond also will fund global positioning devices for school buses and technology advances in schools, including computer projection systems, interactive whiteboards and digital cameras.

In addition to construction of new schools, Forsyth’s current schools are expected to benefit from the bond. Some of the improvements to existing facilities include updates and replacements of equipment, air conditioning in all school gyms and kitchens, sewer access for eight existing schools and replacement of automated money counters in cafeterias.