A budget of $55,364,115 for the Mt. Sinai School District has been rejected by voters Tuesday by a vote of 1263-1147.
The budget, which pierces the tax levy cap with a 4.76 percent increase, fell short of a 60 percent supermajority with 52.4 percent yes votes.
With the budget failed, administrators and the Board of Education must go back to the table and propose a budget that does not exceed the tax levy cap. In recent presentations, the district forecasted the possible loss of clubs and athletics with a budget that does not pierce the tax levy cap. A budget revote will be held in the coming weeks.
In the Board of Education election, the two seats were won by Donna Compagnone, with 955 votes, and Lynn Capobianco, with 801 votes. John Yavorka earned 768 votes, Marnie Kula 604 and Deborah Lang 603 each.