By an overwhelming majority, 1,275 to 259, voters approved the Rye City School District’s $86.9 million budget for 2017-18 on May 16. Considering that the budget called for a modest increase in taxes, 2.2%, and that it was tax-cap compliant, strong support of the District was expected.

School Board members Karen Belanger and Blake Jines-Storey were reelected with 1,276 and 1,109 votes respectively. While they ran unopposed, there were 63 write-in candidates.