FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) –  Fairborn voters approved a 5.83-mill bond issue Tuesday that will be used to build a new high school.

Fairborn City Schools said the new bond will last 37 years and pay to build a new high school, performing arts center and athletic fields. It will cost the average homeowner about $240 per year.

The district said construction of the new Fairborn Intermediate School has begun. It will open in August 2022. Planning will continue on the new high school and middle school. The high school is expected to open in August 2023.

“FCS will continue to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars and will continue to provide the best education possible for Fairborn’s children,” said Fairborn City Schools Treasurer Kevin Philo. “This is an incredible opportunity to move the school district and community forward.”