MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County Voters have greenlighted the school bond. 63 Percent of voters in Tuesday’s General Election approved the issue.
The proposed school bond of $124,490,000 is set to fund new construction, renovations, and additions as well as major repairs, replacements, updates, improvements and/or enhancements of current facilities that cannot be financed through an annual school district operating budget.
Now that it has passed, there is a potential for an additional $25,000,000 from the West Virginia School Building Authority.
Berkeley County is the second largest and fastest growing school district in West Virginia, Berkeley County Schools (BCS) serves 19,679* students through 32 school locations.
Berkeley County Schools could add as many as 4000 students by 2031.
The most recent school bond ($51.5 million) to address enrollment growth and capacity was approved by the voters in 2009. It will expire in 2025. This same bond was refunded and refinanced in 2020 to save interest costs.