Voters approve millions in school projects

By Dave Greber

December 11, 2013 Updated Dec 11, 2013 at 12:57 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Voters in four area school districts approved a wide variety of projects Tuesday in a day of balloting in local communities.

Voters in Johnson City Schools approved a $17.8 million capital project.

The unofficial results are 597 votes for the upgrades to 154 votes against.

The district will upgrade the high school's science wing, improve the physical education rooms and move athletic facilities to the high school campus.

Voters in Susquehanna Valley Schools overwhelmingly approved a nearly $3.2 million project 199-47

The project includes work at Brookside Elementary School, Richard T. Stank Middle School and Susquehanna Valley High School.

The district will replace roofs, improve lighting and remove asbestos.

While much of the money will come from the state, the plan requires approval for the district to use $700,000 from its reserve fund.

The project will not raise taxes.

Across the county at Union-Endicott, voters approved a $7 million capital project that includes upgrades to each building in the district 313-232.

And in Windsor, there were two propositions on Tuesday's ballot. A $15.9 million capital project includes renovations to district schools and bus replacement.

Both Propositions passed: Renovations to the school passed 246-103 and and the bus replacement passed 251-82.

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