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$250M Fairfax County Bond Referendum Results: Voters Get Their Say

Money would go toward new school construction and renovating existing buildings, including four Annandale-area elementary schools.

$250M Fairfax County Bond Referendum Results: Voters Get Their Say
By Todd Richissin

Money for new school construction and renovating existing buildings, including three Annandale-area schools.

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 Burke and Springfield, the bond calls for renovations totaling $17,278,345 for North Springfield Elementary School, $16,947,180 for Keene Mill Elementary School and $657,628 for Cherry Run Elementary School.

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.

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