The $77.396 million operating budget proposed by the Seaford School District was approved by an overwhelmingly majority of 1,307 to 575 on Tuesday.
It will be an increase of $2.679 million or 3.58 percent above the current fiscal plan 74.717. The tax levy – the amount of money the school district collects from property taxes – is projected at $57.240. Up $1.368 million or 2.245 percent from the 2021-2022 budget.
District officials said that the $1.138 million boost in state from the current package of $14.961 million will be absorbed by the jump in operating costs, especially transportation (a hike of $691,000), health insurance ($400,00) and utilities ($47,000).
Lisa Herbert with 1,042 votes and Heather Umhafer with 851 defeated incumbent Trustee Kevin Devlin (819) and fellow challenger Benjamin Vogt (328) for the Board of Educations. It is a three-year term.
Proposition 2 which calls for approving the use of up to $4.5 million for a multi-purpose turf athletic field was approved by a tally of 1,330 to 536,