The results for the $80 million Rye school bond are in:
Yes, Yes,Yes – all three components of the bond passed.
The result will be official when certified by the County, but the unofficial results of today's Capital Bond vote are as follows:
Proposition 1 (Critical Infrastructure $70.8m)
Yes: 2,199 or 52%
No: 2,027 or 48%
Proposition 2 (Educational Improvements $9.1m)
Yes 2,120 or 50.3%
No 2,094 or 49.7%
Proposition 3 (Capital Reserve Fund)
Yes 2,438 or 58.1%
No 1,756 or 41.8%
A total of 361 absentee ballots were received.
42 voters voted by affidavit.
In an email, Superintendent of Schools Eric Byrne, Ed.D. said: "Thank you to the over 4,200 members of the Rye community who came out to vote today. This represents one of the largest turnouts in recent School District votes in Rye."
The first school bond was defeated on March 12th by a mere ten (yes, 10) votes.