2024 Bond Proposal

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The purpose of this section of our website is to inform the McDougle Community and greater public about the 2024 CHCCS Bond Proposal. We are sharing the details we have gathered and are providing access to available documents and data. This is an evolving and fast-moving process, and we are doing our best to keep all information on this site up-to-date and factual.


We understand that both CHCCS and Orange County school buildings are in dire need of repairs and replacements, and we genuinely want to support the acquisition of necessary funds to improve our public schools. But we cannot back the current bond proposal and consider the plan lacking in thoughtfulness, thoroughness, community input, and collaboration. It is our hope that the Board of County Commissioners and the School Board will work with other leaders and the community at large to create a plan that captures our community’s strengths and values.

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Bond Proposal Plan WILL Affect MES/MMS!

The Orange County Bond Proposal Plan approved by our CHCCS School Board on May 16th would move all of the MMS (McDougle Middle School) and MES (McDougle Elementary School) students out of the McDougle campus to other district schools and turn the McDougle campus into the new elementary Spanish dual language program campus.

This School Bond will be on the November 2024 ballot for voter approval.

Principal Jones is working hard to gather more information from the District and the MES PTA and concerned families have also been working behind the scenes to study this proposal and gather information in an effort to better understand its impact on our McDougle community.

If you have questions and concerns you would like to share with the MES PTA, please do so here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10x4cgWBeBHfXlEVGrBM1ZvX1SoU902a_u2htw0cUDJ4/edit?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=664cf6b8

POR FAVOR LEA:

¡El plan de propuesta de bonos Afectará a MES/MMS!

El Plan de Propuesta de Bonos del Condado de Orange aprobado por nuestra Junta Escolar de CHCCS el 16 de mayo trasladaría a todos los estudiantes de MMS (Escuela Intermedia McDougle) y MES (Escuela Primaria McDougle) del campus de McDougle a otras escuelas del distrito y convertiría el campus de McDougle en el nuevo campus del programa de lenguaje dual en español para primaria.

Este Bono Escolar estará en la boleta electoral de noviembre de 2024 para la aprobación de los votantes.

La Directora Jones está trabajando arduamente para recopilar más información del Distrito y de la PTA de MES y las familias preocupadas también han estado trabajando detrás de escena para estudiar esta propuesta y recopilar información en un esfuerzo por comprender mejor su impacto en nuestra comunidad de McDougle.

Comparta cualquiera pregunta o inquietud que pueda tener a través de este enlace: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10x4cgWBeBHfXlEVGrBM1ZvX1SoU902a_u2htw0cUDJ4/edit?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=664cf6b8

Next Steps: What Can We Do?

Speak Up! Share your feedback with community leaders and anybody who could convey your message! See below for the most important contacts but feel free to reach out to anybody else you know or can think of, including your neighbors and friends and those who may not have children in our schools. Click here to access some sample emails.


Show up! Come to these meetings to show that you care. If possible, submit or sign up for public comments!

Orange County Commissioners Meeting: 

Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Donna S. Baker Meeting Room

Whitted Building

300 West Tryon Street

Hillsborough, NC 27278

CHCCS School Board Meeting: 

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 6:00 p.m. 

Lincoln Center

750 S. Merritt Mill Road

Chapel Hill, NC

Join Up! Click here to connect with us and your community by joining our WhatsApp group to stay informed and share ideas, and/or join one of our committees! 

Resources:

Photos from the CHCCS Board Meeting on June 6, 2024 and the McDougle Community Forum hosted by MES PTA and Families on May 30, 2024.