The referendum allows the district to spend $5 million in reserves and bond for $21.4 million to pay for capital improvements to district facilities.
"The people have spoken," Nyack School Board Member Dan Juechter said. "The democratic process works."
The results were delayed for approximately an hour due to an issue with the machine in Valley Cottage, which also had the largest chunk of the vote. Board of Elections officials had to be brought in to reset the machine. The final results were announced at approximately 10:30 p.m.
The breakdown of the votes by location was as follows:
- DePew Manor -- 231 yes, 242 no
- Hilltop School -- 100 yes, 92 no
- Upper Nyack -- 446 yes, 494 no
- Valley Cottage -- 731 yes, 586 no
The school board certified the tentative results Tuesday night, but approximately 20 challenges must be reviewed before the board can officially approve the results at its next meeting.
The projects funded will include repairs to district buildings and technology and security upgrades. The most controversial portion was the upgrades to the athletic fields at Nyack High School, which will include the installation of artificial surfaces, bleachers, a press box and concession stand and lights as well as the construction of a grass softball field.