(PHOTO: Rye school boss Eric Byrne explains the numbers behind the Rye schools bond.)
The bond vote for the Rye City Schools is Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 7am to 9pm. MyRye.com will post the bond vote results as soon as they are available after 9pm once polls close.
There is one polling location: the Rye Middle School Gym at 3 Parsons Street. Ample parking is available.
The bond will raise $80 million (see a presentation). Pages on the school district web site have an overview, frequently asked questions as well as a video of Superintendent Eric Byrne giving an overview of the bond. For a Rye homeowner with a $1.68 million dollar home, the average monthly tax impact will be $3.23.
There is a Facebook page and some mailings against the bond coming from "Friends of a Better Bond". Both the mailings and the Facebook page have no identification as to the people behind the effort. The school district, when asked, said they are not aware who was behind the anonymous effort. The pro group, Friends of Rye City School District, has also been sending mail and running ads.