The election results are in for the Rye school budget and board of education vote.
Scroll down for the details. There are 10,336 eligible voters in the school district.
School Budget Vote:
YES – 1,883 (73%)
NO – 706 (27%)
School budget of $92,391,461
(PHOTO: The hard work of democracy. Vote counting for the school budget and board of education vote on Tuesday night.)
Board of Education Candidate Vote (seven candidates for two seats):
Vivek Kamath and Tom Stein have won the two board of education seats.
Click on each person’s name to read their MyRye.com interview:
- James Culyer 722 votes
- Vivek Kamath 729 votes WINNER
- Pooja Kotecha 565 votes
- John Leonard 641 votes
- Petra Nemeth 526 votes
- Mia Schultz 487 votes
- Tom Stein 930 votes WINNER
The results are “unofficial” until the next board of education meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
If the budget had failed to pass, legally, there is currently not enough time to hold a second budget vote/board of education election before the school year ends on June 30. The law states that the school district must automatically go to a contingency budget. In the case of the RCSD, that would have necessitated a reduction to the 2020-21 budget of $1.8 million dollars.