UPDATE: Voters approve millions of dollars in bonds for Nova schools

Officials say more than $515 million was approved easily by voters Tuesday night

NORTHERN VIRGINIA - Voters approved millions of dollars in bonds, which officials said will go towards building new Northern Virginia schools and renovating facilities.

Officials said in Fairfax County, voters approved a $315 million bond issue. Of that, $28 million will go towards constructing a new elementary school.

In Falls Church, residents voted on their own bond, a $120 million bond that will go towards replacing George Mason High School.

Finally, 74 percent of voters approved on the more than $80 million referendum in Loudoun County, which will go towards the C.S. Monroe Technology Center and The Douglass School, which are both in Leesburg.

"Education is so important. That is our future. I have three children that went through Fairfax County Public Schools, and now, I have several grandchildren who live in the area. We need to support our schools with this money, and our schools need to support us," said Susan Lee, a voter and former teacher. 

In total, officials said more than $500 million were approved easily by voters in all three jurisdictions.

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