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Four Area Schools Approve Capital Projects

Voters in four area school districts decided Tuesday whether to approve millions of dollars in capital projects.

Johnson City: In Johnson city, voters approved the $17.8 million dollar project dubbed Vision 2015 with a vote of 597 yes and 154 no.

Some of those funds will go towards moving the athletic fields from the Green Field to the High School Campus.

They will also upgrade the gym, transportation complex, and high school science labs.

State aid will cover 84% of the project.  Thanks to FEMA and other funds, there will be no impact on the school tax levy.


Susquehanna Valley: Voters in Susquehanna Valley School District have approved a $3.1 million dollar project with a vote of 199 yes, and 47 no.

Some of the money will go towards theatrical lighting in the high school and replacing the roof on the Brookside Elementary School.

The funds will come from State aid and the district's capital reserve fund.  There is no anticipated impact on taxes.

Union-Endicott: Voters in the Union-Endicott School District have said yes to a $7 dollar million project with a vote of 313 yes, and 232 no.

Some of the funds will go towards upgrades to the school's security system, as well as paving several school properties. 

State aid will cover most of the project, $696,000 will come from the district's capital reserve, and the remaining will come from local property taxes starting in the 2016-2017 year. 

The increase in property taxes would be about $8 per $100,000 home.

Windsor: Voters in the Windsor School District have passed an almost $16 million dollar capital project with a vote of 246 yes, and 103 no.

Improvements will be made to the middle and high school science classrooms, and upgrades to electrical, lighting, and fire alarms.

State aid will cover 85.7% of the project.  Almost $800,000 will come from the district's capital reserve fund, some from retiring debt, and .4% from local taxpayers.

This would raise taxes $5.61 for residents with a $100,000 home.

Voters have also approved the purchase of three school buses with a vote of 251 yes, 82 no.



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