TUXEDO – The Tuxedo school district’s plan for $4.24 million in repairs and cosmetic work was denied Tuesday, after a referendum that included $3 million in bonds was voted down. There were 187 votes in favor of the bond, and 318 against it. "After two years of working to develop a responsible project, the results are disappointing," said Board of Education President Mary Vaught. "That being said, we would like to thank everyone for coming out and voting. Certainly we’ll be analyzing the results and having a discussion about what steps will be taken going forward." The project would have bonded about $3 million. The remaining $1.2 million would come from the district’s reserve fund. The work would have included replacing boilers and 24 doors, re-pointing brickwork and conducting other repairs in all three buildings in the district: George F. Baker High School (built in 1931), George Grant Mason Elementary School (built in 1905) and a gymnasium (added on to the elementary school in 1931). The more-visible projects would include an accessible ramp in front of the high school, security vestibules at the entrance to each of the school buildings, updated bathrooms in the elementary school, and a new façade on the gymnasium, according to Superintendent Tim Bohlke. As the referendum neared, some residents in the Tuxedo school district grew apprehensive about the project, citing the timing of the vote, school enrollment, and per-capita spending among their concerns.