The Vote Was Close, But School Board Wins the Bond it Wanted from the Start
Over 4,200 Rye residents in the Rye City School District went to the polls June 11 and when the unofficial results were tallied, all three of the referendum proposals on the ballot were approved.
The vote for Proposition 1 ($70.8 million for critical infrastructure) was 2,199 for, 2,027 against. For Proposition 2 ($9.1 for educational improvements), the margin of victory was smaller, 2,120 for, 2,094 against. Proposition 3 (establishment of a Capital Reserve Fund) garnered the most votes: 2,438 for, 1,756 against.
A spokesman for the School District reported that a total of 361 absentee ballots were received, and that 42 votes were received by affidavit.