SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls voters have overwhelmingly approved a $190 million bond issue to build new schools and improve existing facilities.

The measure needed 60 percent approval in Tuesday's election to pass and got more than 80 percent. Superintendent Brian Maher says voters spoke "loud and clear."

The money will be used to build a new elementary school, middle school, and high school by 2024. It also will fund renovations at 14 other campuses.

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