The South Huntington school district bond known as Vision 2020 was soundly defeated Monday night.
Proposition 1 was rejected 2,738-1,486 votes; Proposition 2 was turned down 2,654-1,563.
The plan, which school administrators called transformative, was opposed by many who found the $115 million pricetag too high. District estimates put the annual cost to homeowners at $52 to $360, depending on the year.
Shortly after the district posted the results on Facebook, the debate began again.
“Great news!” wrote one commenter.
“Well, I’m glad my children have already graduated. And I’m sad for those still to come,” wrote another.
And a third wrote, “Remember in May when it comes to re-elect. Maybe elect instead. Who is up in May?”
Several thanked the school board members and administrators for their work on the plan.
Voter turnout was high, given past votes. By comparison, the district school budget, which passed in May, drew 1,529 voters.