Local leaders discuss $2.5 billion bond aimed at improving, repairing schools

CHARLOTTE — As we get closer to the new school year and election season, voters in Mecklenburg County will have to decide whether or not to approve a $2.5 billion bond for local schools.

While the funding will go a long way toward school renovations, it will also take some money out of the pockets of county residents through a tax increase.

This past week, Political Beat’s Joe Bruno spoke with at-large school board member Jennifer De La Jara and Mecklenburg County District 6 Commissioner Susan Rodriguez-McDowell; both made their case for the authorization of the bond.

>>> In the video at the top of this page, watch Bruno’s full interview with De La Jara.

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