Funding Details

What The Bonds Will Do For Our Schools

The $150 million School Bond (ABSS Bond) will be utilized for repairs and improvements at Alamance County’s six existing high schools, as well as two elementary schools, and for the construction of a new high school to address the expanding high school population. The $39.6 million Community College Bond (ACC Bond) will allow for updated facilities at Alamance Community College to meet the demands of 21st century employers and improve public safety training. Click the map below to see the list of proposed improvements at each school.

How The Bonds Will Affect Your Wallet

For the average homeowner, the tax implications would be minimal, and we will still enjoy a much lower tax rate than the counties around us. However, we need the local sales and use tax to keep property taxes low. The sales tax will generate about $4.8 million annually, and it spreads the cost of the bonds beyond homeowners, to shoppers who visit our retail stores.

How the funds will be used at each school

To see how the funds will be used at each school, select a map marker below:

Alamance Community College

1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, NC 27253

  • Total cost – $39.6 million
  • New construction and renovations to establish the Biotechnology Center of Excellence with more than 40,000 square feet of space
  • Develop Public Safety Training Center with indoor firing range, driving pad with overview tower, fire training tower and Class B burn pit, and emergency medical simulation training center with 2-4 classrooms
  • Build new Student Services Learning and Development Center with more than 27,000 square feet of new construction and new testing center
  • Modernize instructional spaces and expand campus technology, renovating more than 26,000 square feet of classroom, library and office spaces
  • Expand/upfit child care training facility and modernize 40-year-old classrooms
  • Establish satellite locations, adding 15 or more classrooms
  • Build 400-space multi-level student/visitor parking deck

Cummings High School

2200 N. Mebane Street
Burlington NC 27217

  • Total cost—$10,867,063
  • Auditorium lobby addition
  • Renovate existing buildings to remain
    • Replace carpet and seating in auditorium
    • Update acoustics, lighting, rigging and A/V systems in the auditorium
    • Replace cabinetry and provide ADA/wheelchair accessible sinks
    • Replace non-ADA door hardware
    • Renovate restrooms including new plumbing fixtures, tile, partitions and paint
    • Re-key the building so there is a true master keying system and staff will need to carry fewer keys
    • Replace all sheet carpeting and vinyl composite tile
    • Replacing ceilings and providing humidity controls through HVAC system
    • Exterior window replacement and replace missing sealant
    • Fix poor drainage around parking lots and building
    • Replace failing window system at stair towers
    • Roof replacement or repair based on age and inspection

Eastern High School

4040 Mebane Rogers Road
Mebane NC 27302

  • Total cost—$11,657,249
  • Additional 7,618 square footage to provide 4 classrooms, 1 resource room and 2 exceptional children classrooms
  • Enlarge cafeteria dining
  • Renovate existing buildings to remain
    • Exterior window replacement
    • Replacement of concrete canopy columns to prevent failure OR replace canopy system in its entirety
    • Replace cabinetry and provide ADA/wheelchair accessible sinks
    • Replace non-ADA door hardware
    • Removing lockers and possibly replacing with benches
    • Replace auditorium seating
    • Renovate restrooms including new plumbing fixtures, tile, partitions and paint
    • Stabilize eroding slopes
    • Replace switchboard feeds and branch panels due to age
    • Provide humidity control in any new HVAC system install or upgrades
    • Roof replacement or repair based on age and inspection

Graham High School

903 Trollinger Road
Graham NC 27253

  • Total cost—$7,619,063
  • Renovate existing buildings to remain
    • Flooring replacement, including removal/abatement of remaining asbestos tiles
    • Replace chorus room platform
    • Remediate the cracking in concrete masonry block walls
    • Replacing walkway canopy system
    • Replace cabinetry and provide ADA/wheelchair accessible sinks
    • Replace non-ADA door hardware
    • Replacing ceilings and providing humidity controls through HVAC system
    • Exterior window replacement and replace missing sealant
    • Provide tempered water at eye wash stations within shop spaces
    • Repair damaged sidewalks and curbs
    • Renovate restrooms including new plumbing fixtures, tile, partitions and paint
    • Roof replacement or repair based on age and inspection

New High School

1951 NC-119, Mebane, NC 27302
NOTE: Location is approximate until exact site is determined.

  • Total cost—$67,012,616
  • Land acquisition
  • Utilities to the site
  • School building construction
  • Athletic fields and associated buildings (concession, ticketing, restrooms)
  • Parking and driveways
  • Stormwater measures (i.e. retention ponds)

Pleasant Grove Elementary

2847 Pleasant Grove Union School Road
Burlington NC 27217

  • Total cost—$6,474,192
  • Renovate existing buildings
    • Replace flooring except terrazzo
    • Flooring replacement, including removal/abatement of remaining asbestos tiles
    • Provide humidity control in any new HVAC system install or upgrades
    • Replace exterior windows
    • Replace cabinetry and provide ADA/wheelchair accessible sinks
    • Repair entrance canopy
    • Replace non-ADA door hardware
    • Replacement of aging mechanical equipment
    • Fix erosion issues on site
    • Repair damaged and cracked sidewalks
    • Replace aging electrical panels
    • Roof replacement or repair based on age and inspection

Southern Alamance High School

631 Southern High School Road
Graham NC 27253

  • Total cost—$20,661,931
  • Two classroom buildings demolished – 16 classrooms
  • Additional 27,525 square footage to provide replacement of 16 demolished classrooms, addition of 6 classrooms, 5 science labs, 3 resource rooms
  • Enlarge cafeteria dining
  • Renovate existing buildings to remain
    • Replace damaged floor tiles, especially quarry tile at cafeteria entrance
    • Patch terrazzo flooring where it has cracked
    • Replacing ceilings and providing humidity controls through HVAC system
    • Replacing walkway canopy system and any damaged doorway canopies
    • Replace damaged and non-accessible cabinetry
    • Exterior window replacement and replace missing sealant
    • Removing lockers and possibly replacing with benches
    • Renovate restrooms including new plumbing fixtures, tile, partitions and paint
    • Install handrails on ramps where they are missing
    • Establish a more prominent main entrance
    • Replace aging mechanical systems
    • Roof replacement or repair based on age and inspection

South Mebane Elementary

600 South Third Street
Mebane NC 27302

  • Total cost—$8,482,880
  • Updated front entrance
  • Additional 16 classrooms
  • New kitchen and renovate existing kitchen into new dining expansion
  • Renovate existing buildings to remain
    • Replacement of vinyl composite tile flooring
    • Replace the carpet flooring
    • Remediate water infiltration where different age buildings intersect
    • Replace gymnasium flooring
    • Provide humidity control in any new HVAC system install or upgrades
    • Replace windows in cafeteria, kitchen & media center
    • Replace cabinetry and provide ADA/wheelchair accessible sinks
    • Provide ADA/wheelchair accessible main entrance
    • Replacement of aging mechanical equipment
    • Fix erosion issues on site
    • Repair damaged and cracked sidewalks
    • Roof replacement or repair based on age and inspection

Western Alamance High School

1731 North NC 87
Elon NC 27244

  • Total cost—$12,400,611
  • Additional 9,095 square footage to provide 4 classrooms, 2 science labs, 1 career technical education lab, 2 resource rooms, 2 exceptional children classrooms
  • Enlarge cafeteria dining
  • Renovate existing buildings to remain
    • Flooring replacement, including removal/abatement of remaining asbestos tiles
    • Replaced damaged lockers in locker rooms
    • Exterior window replacement and recaulking
    • Renovate restrooms including new plumbing fixtures, tile, partitions, and paint
    • Removing all lockers and possibly replacing with benches
    • Replace auditorium seating
    • Replacing ceilings and providing humidity controls through HVAC system
    • Replacing walkway canopy system
    • Replace damaged and non-accessible cabinetry
    • Replace rusted out steel door frames
    • Rework exterior sidewalks to provide better accessibility from buildings and to fields and parking
    • Establish a more prominent main entrance
    • Roof replacement or repair based on age and inspection

Williams High School

1307 South Church Street
Burlington NC 27215

  • Total cost—$4,646,400
  • Remove and replace the auditorium seating
  • Renovate portions of existing building to remain
    • Replace auditorium seating and carpet in auditorium
    • Re-keying all doors to minimize the number of keys for staff
    • Exterior window replacement where needed
    • Replace media center carpet
    • Fixing the structural issues at the exterior auditorium stair
    • Renovate restrooms including new plumbing fixtures, tile, partitions, and paint
    • Roof replacement or repair based on age and inspection