CHARLOTTE -- A major Charlotte-Mecklenburg school bond referendum was approved by voters.

The $922 million school bond will relieve overcrowding in current schools, build news ones and renovate some of the district's oldest schools.

Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox said the work will begin as soon as the recent student reassignment plan is implemented.

"We had to finish, the 2013 project has to be finished first, before this referendum can be implemented. The engineering process starts right away. So we hope that within two years you'll see the proceeds of this bond coming up for our kids," said CMS Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox.

Wilcox also said he's looking forward to making improvements within the district.