Voters in Springfield Township and Glassboro approved construction spending in referendums this week that will allow improvements at local schools, according to the New Jersey School Boards Association.

Springfield passed a two-part proposal that will result in infrastructure and site improvements and installation of air-conditioning at the township elementary school.

The two proposals will cost $6.3 million combined, with $2.2 million coming from the state. They will raise taxes on a home assessed at the township average of $276,800 by $208 a year.

Glassboro voters approved two of three ballot proposals. The two that passed will enable plumbing, mechanical, and electrical system improvements at all five district schools and the administration building as well as roof replacement, security upgrades, replacement of air-conditioning units, lighting upgrades, and other improvements.

Defeated were renovations to Glassboro High School's music and orchestra rooms, as well as some of the school's sporting area.

The two approved proposals come in at a combined $23.7 million, with $11.4 million to come from the state. The taxes on the average home, assessed at $187,567, will rise by $125 a year.

The referendums were held Tuesday.

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