Riverhead Central School District voters today approved a $78.3 million capital facilities improvement bond to finance proposed repairs, renovations and additional classroom space at the district’s school buildings.

The vote was 2,330 yes to 2,096 no.

Voters rejected a second bond proposition to borrow $7 million to construct a second gymnasium at the high school. The vote for the second proposition was 2,570 no to 1,760 yes.

The bond proposals were approved by the Board of Education in July, on the recommendation of a committee of residents, teachers and administrators known as the Community Partnership for Revitalization, or CPR, committee. That committee was charged with revising a $123 million building and facilities improvement plan rejected by district voters in February 2010. The first plan was scaled back before being put to the voters today.

Check back again for more coverage of the vote.

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