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Seven South Jersey districts to hold school votes

Seven South Jersey school districts will be among the 16 statewide to hold school referendums Tuesday. All but one involve school construction and renovations.

Egg Harbor City voters will consider building a new elementary school and renovations and an addition to the Charles L. Spragg School, at a total cost of $26,626,330.

The Chesterfield Township Board of Education is asking voters to authorize construction of a new elementary school by issuing a bond in the amount of $37,685,024. In a second proposal, voters will decide on increasing the size of the gymnasium beyond the specifications in the first proposal and issuing $1,014,976 in bonds. Proposal Two will go into effect only if Proposal One is approved.

In Camden County, voters in Oaklyn Borough will be asked to approve $5,951,301 in renovations to the Oaklyn Elementary School. In Voorhees, improvements are proposed at five schools, for a total cost of $10,199,428.

In Gloucester County, Elk Township will consider $1,750,578 in renovations to the Aura School. In the Delsea Regional High School District, which includes Elk and Franklin, $6,657,975 in improvements are proposed for the middle school, high school, the bus garage and an adjacent storage area.

In Deptford Township, one proposal involves $69,374,545 in additions and improvements to the high school, middle school and six other schools. A second proposal, subject to the approval of the first, would allow $6,177,188 for other school improvements including air conditioning, stadium lights and wireless Internet upgrades.

- Rita Giordano