Voters gave passing grades Tuesday to most of the 2018-19 school budgets proposed by the mid-Hudson’s 34 school districts, but one budget failed and four districts did not have results Tuesday night.

The budget in the Valley Central district failed by a substantial number of votes, according to the preliminary, unofficial tally.

The district now has three options. It can resubmit the defeated budget for a second vote, submit a revised budget for vote, or adopt a contingent budget. Under a contingency budget, officials would have to cut nearly $2.5 million and curtail capital projects and the use of buildings by outside organizations. A second vote, if needed, is scheduled for June 19.

The weather created enough problems to push the counting back a day in Sullivan West, Eldred and Tri-Valley and the largest district in the region - Newburgh.

The school districts needed only a simple majority for approval since none of them tried to exceed the state’s property tax cap.

But the vote took a hit from the storm that slammed through the region Tuesday afternoon, according to numerous district officials. Downed trees made travel difficult in parts of the region and at least one polling place had to resort to backup power supply. Officials noted that even without power, residents could still vote since they use pen and paper to fill out the ballot if needed.

The Pine Bush School District temporarily closed the polling site at Pine Bush High School and moved poll workers to a safe location until the immediate danger passed.

"We had checked with our attorneys who have confirmed with us that we have a legal responsibility to conduct this election," said Superintendent Tim Mains. "We have no authority to (close polls). We have the obligation to conduct the election."

Mains said that while the polls remained open, the Towns of Crawford and Mamakating declared a state of emergency Tuesday evening.

Kiryas Joel Superintendent Joel Petlin said the storm lowered turnout in the evening time. Overall, though, voter turnout was typical for a year when the incumbent candidate ran uncontested, and the district did not pierce the tax cap.

Harvey Sotland, superintendent of Cornwall School District, said voter turnout was higher this year. The district also had "tremendous" issues because of the storm, he said.

"The storm came ripping over our gymnasium, ripped half the membrane off the roof and water started pouring in like there was no tomorrow. We had to relocate to another part of the building very quickly," he said.

But voting was only briefly interrupted and immediately resumed.

In the district of Florida, Superintendent Jan Jehring said the school board candidate race was too close too call Tuesday night.

Robert Scheuermann will have a seat, but votes were not available for Matthew Mulhare or John Redman on Tuesday night.

Voters in close to a dozen school districts had to consider spending for increased school security as part of budgets they faced. Middletown, Pine Bush, Cornwall, Monroe-Woodbury and Wallkill districts were among those districts. All those budgets passed.

Voters in four districts decided on propositions to fund building improvements. For instance, Kingston voters weighed $16 million and Pine Bush residents $7 million for building-related work. Voters approved those two proposals.

Reporters Richard Bayne, Amanda Spadaro and Matthew Nanci contributed to this report.