Middletown voters approved a $32.2 million referendum in Tuesday's special schools election.
According to unofficial results from the Monmouth County Clerk's Office, 2,951 voters, or 72 percent, supported the bond question and 1,158, or 28 percent, voted against it. Mail-in and provisional ballots are pending.
The $32.2 million in school improvements includes $12.9 million in expected state funds that would not have been available to the district if voters had shot down the referendum. The remaining $19.3 million of the project will be funded by a local bond.
The project includes upgrades to the heating systems at the high schools and middle schools and roof replacement at the high schools and middle schools, as well as Bayview, Fairview, Leonardo, Lincroft, Middletown Village, Navesink, New Monmouth, Nut Swamp, Ocean Avenue and River Plaza elementary schools.