Fairfax voters overwhelmingly approved a $250-million bond referendum aimed primarily at building new schools and renovating old ones.
Unofficial poll results Tuesday showed 73.84 percent of Fairfax County voters supported the referendum, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections. Complete referendum results.
The 2013 school bond referendum was selected by the FCPS School Board last May. It includes $42 million for new construction, $8.2 million for school expansion, and $276 million for school renovations.
In Vienna, the bond calls for a $35 million renovation of Thoreau Middle School and a $7 million-plus addition to Westbriar Elementary School. Costs not covered with this referendum would be paid from funds left over from prior bond issues.
Costs not covered with this referendum would be paid from funds left over from prior bond issues.
More than $24 million is included for infrastructure management, including roof replacements, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) replacements, as well as athletic infrastructure, security enhancements, asphalt paving, technology upgrades, and upgrades required by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), FCPS said in a news release.
The 2013 bond referendum also includes $10 million for site acquisition costs for a new high school in the southwest part of the county.