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Eden, Springville residents voting on school improvement proposals

Voters in two school districts in southern Erie County will go to the polls on Tuesday to consider more than $60 million in capital improvements.

The Eden Central School District has put two propositions on the ballot. Here’s what’s proposed under the $12.25 million Proposition 1:

• Convert Eden Junior-Senior High School, which currently houses seventh through 12 grades, into a middle school-high school. The project would move sixth-graders from Eden Elementary to the junior-senior high school. The superintendent’s office and the business office would move from the junior-senior high to the elementary school.

• Technology enhancements and more secure entrances and renovations to restrooms, cafeterias, classrooms, offices and music rooms, among other improvements.

Proposition 2 in Eden would cost $9.9 million and include:

• The installation of an artificial turf field with lights.

• Upgrading gymnasiums in all three schools.

• Enhance music, art and technology facilities, among other work.

Proposition 3 in Eden would authorize the district to spend not more than $20,000 to implement various health, safety, accessiblity and code compliance measures.

Read more about the proposals here.

In the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District, voters will decide on a package of work that would cost $38.72 million. That work includes:

• A new roof on the middle school.

• A new high school gymnasium.

• Heating and ventilation improvements.

• Renovations in the high school of three sets of restrooms with facilities for the disabled, elevator upgrades, asbestos removal, replacement of the main boilers and the pool’s roof and improvements of fire protection and water service.

• Elevator and water service upgrades at the middle school, as well as new hallway floors and lockers, a new public address system, gymnasium bleachers and new pavement and sidewalks.

Read more about the Springville-Griffith proposal here.