Loudoun County voters overwhelmingly authorized more than $180.4 million for school construction projects throughout the county Tuesday, paving the way for five new schools and renovations at three existing facilities.
The school bond referendum will fund the construction of a high school in western Loudoun, a middle school in the Dulles area and elementary schools in Loudoun Valley Estates, Hamilton and Arcola.
It will also pay for renovations at Hillsboro Elementary School, Rolling Ridge Elementary School and Sugarland Elementary School.
The school bond referendum was broken into eight separate questions. All were approved by Loudoun voters by margins as high as 70 percent, according to unofficial election returns.
Loudoun voters also approved $8 million in a public-safety bond referendum, which will pay for a fire station in Purcellville. The public-safety bond was passed with 76.11 percent of the vote.