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Voters Approve Smithtown's School Budget

Votes in favor trump rejecting votes by nearly 2,000.

Voters Approve Smithtown's School Budget

Voters passed a $215 million budget Tuesday for the 2012-2013 school year. With a final tally of 3,587 to 1,618, homeowners within the Smithtown Central School district can expect to see a 2.23 percent increase in their collective tax levy in the following year. 

The district announced in April that the now approved budget would result in the . The cuts, according to the district, would result in savings of more than $3 million.

In February prior to the budget process,, a move fueled by lower enrollment and a projected cost savings to the district of an estimated $960,000.

Both current board member , who was appointed by the board to take over the seat vacated by former Vice President Scott Martella who resigned in November of last year, and St. James resident Matthew Morton, ran unopposed. Current board member Joseph Saggese did not run for re-election.

Voting took place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Nesconset Elementary, Accompsett Elementary, Smithtown Elementary and St. James Elementary.

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