The people came out, they voted, and the final vote was 2,058 for and 2,018 against a new $64.75 million Morgan School.
"It was a team effort," was the phrase of the night by members of the "yes" vote group, the Morgan Building Committee and many school officials.
In a town-wide referendum vote, a proposal for a new Morgan School passed at referendum on April 11. The final vote came to a difference of 40 votes.
Gerry Vece, chairman of the Morgan Building Committee, reiterated that the entire effort, "was a team effort."
"I want to thank the committee and the community," he said. "We had a lot of support from the townspeople for this worthwhile project. The Morgan Building Committee looks forward to working to build a new school that the whole town will be proud of."
Superintendent of Schools Jack Cross said, "This is a very exciting time for a small town such as Clinton to experience this type of community effort and support."
Cross as well as Assistant Superintendent Maryann O'Donnell said the new building is symbolic of 21st century learning.
"This facility will open the door to the future of learning," said O'Donnell.
Chairman of the Board of Education Deb Grass noted that the vote was a real community effort where a sense of that togetherness was validated.
The Registrars of Voters said about 3,900 voters came out to vote Wednesday. There were 165 absentee votes and 181 votes by electors, or those owning property in town who were eligible to vote.