March 8th, 2016 Voting Day Results

by Liz Paquette

 

A total of 2670 ballots were cast on Tuesday for Oyster River Cooperative School District.

FOR SCHOOL MODERATOR: Richard Laughton – 2043

FOR SCHOOL BOARD AT LARGE: Kenneth Rotner – 1488, Thomas Newkirk – 1670

ARTICLE 3 – Shall the District raise and appropriate the sum of $1.9 million for the renovation and construction of athletic fields and a track at Oyster River High School, and to authorize the issuance of not more than $1.5 million of bonds or notes … ? (A 3/5 (60%) ballot vote required)

Yes –  1786 (passes by 68% approval)

No – 831

 

ARTICLE 4 – Shall the district vote to approve the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Oyster River Educational Support Personnel Association and the Oyster River School Board? (Majority vote required)

Yes – 1985

No – 581

 

ARTICLE 5 – Shall the district authorize the School Board to sell the 24.97 acre lot on Orchard Drive in Durham . . .? (Majority vote required)

Yes – 2097

No – 464

 

ARTICLE 6 – Shall the School District . . . vote to raise and appropriate the up to $500,000 to be added to the Facilities Development Capital Reserve Fund? (Majority vote required)

Yes – 1996

No – 496

 

ARTICLE 7 – Shall the District establish a non-lapsing Equipment Revolving Fund . . . for the purpose of providing equipment to students in need? (Majority vote required)

Yes – 2228

No – 275

 

ARTICLE 8 – Shall the District raise and appropriate . . . an operating budget . . . totaling $42,303,815?  Should this article be defeated, the default budget shall be $40,892,769.  (Majority vote required)

Yes – 1695

No – 771