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2006 News from Mecklenburg County


February 23, 2006

DID YOU VOTE FOR THE SCHOOL BONDS? WHY OR WHY NOT?

Charlotte, NC - Some Mecklenburg County residents will be getting a phone call about last November's failed school bond referendum. On behalf of the School Building Solutions Committee, Mecklenburg County is polling residents countywide about the failed school bond referendum.

The School Building Solutions Committee will use the poll data to quantify the reasons why the school bond referendum failed. The Committee was formed by the Board of County Commissioners in response to voters rejecting the school bond referendum last November. The Committee is charged with building a school capital package that will be supported by the community.

Calling began on February 22, with results from the survey expected by mid-to late-March. The results will be used by the School Building Solutions Committee. Funding for the survey, administered by MarketWise, is provided through a $25,000 grant from Advantage Carolina.

Boasting a diverse mix of people throughout the county, the 35-member School Building Solutions Committee begins work on March 10. The Committee is chaired by former N.C. Governor Jim Martin, who helped develop the questionnaire used in the survey.

The School Building Solutions Committee will work from March 10 to July 1, and will operate in an open and inclusive manner. The 35 committee members were appointed by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, the County's seven mayors, and Martin.

For ongoing and up-to-date information on the committee's work look here



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